Do you change employment for greener pasture only?

Greener Pasture - Pot of Gold
Philippines
May 6, 2007 8:28pm CST
In my job right now, i've seen a lot of job offers. From the entry leverl of Jr. Associate to the highest level of General Manager. As a rule, we do not offer less than what the candidate is currently making with his present employer. If the candidate says that he is expecting a 15-20% increase the next month, then we also take it into consideration. All the offers i've seen are reasonable and i consider them good, but there are candidates who still reject offers after much considerations. When this happen we consider the first account 'failed' We then figure out what went wrong. What might be your reason for rejecting an offer that will lead you to greener pasture? What is greener pasture to you anyway?
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
16 May 07
Financial compensation is only one part of the "greener pastures" picture but it is an important aspect. There are both postive and negatives to any job and employer and if one is considering another offer they pretty much have to take everything into account. Some of the things that I consider are: the potential for further growth (i.e. promotions), location, benefits, how interesting or boring the job is likely to be, work hours (how many and when), and faith that I have in the company that I am considering working for. Most people do not like change. Many also have good friends that they work with and are comfortable in their current position. It will often take quite a bit to make them walk away from a place where they feel safe, wanted and appreciated; just to start all over again at another company where they have to learn a new job and prove themselves all over again.
• Philippines
17 May 07
Yeah, I've heard a lot of dilemma before. Thanks for sharing your views;)
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
17 May 07
You're welcome, thanks so much for the best response.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
16 May 07
When I was working I usually got bored with the company I worked for after about 5 years so I would move on when I was offered more money and less work. However, I stayed on good terms with the employer just in case I wanted to come back.
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• Philippines
17 May 07
Thanks naty!
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
17 May 07
that is basically what we are looking for, greener pasteurs. but in reality or at the end of the day... money isnt everything. we do need money but there are lots of things to consider like the people you work with, company benefits... etc.
• Philippines
17 May 07
You are basically right!Greener pasture is not the fundamental idea of amassing a lot of money as a compensation to a job. It means more than that like "Security of Tenure". The dilemma of overseas work have agreat impact to an individual. But only then the one who is seeking such greener pasture will realize that actually the grass is greener where he was, realizing that the workplace where he is perfectly fit for the job , plus benefit for a lifetime and not a temporary one,is a big X_factor to the essence of greener pasture idea.