Is it advisable to stay if I have a counteroffer after submitting my resignation?
Background of the story is that I really like what I was doing for the past 1 year in my company.
However, most of my colleagues started leaving because of the lack of directions & last minute changes from my boss. Since then, I had to cover part of their roles & eventually it becomes “my responsibility” and my boss has the expectation on me to do them well.
Since I don’t have much experience and guidance, I felt very pressured but I still took it as an learning opportunity. My boss did ask me to set up weekly meetings with him to go through things but to be honest, I felt like a lot of things that he said is easier said than done, especially since we don’t have a full team so eventually I stopped going to him.
To add on, on days when my boss is not in a good mood, he will tell me off for not doing this, or that I need to think before doing that regarding things that shouldn’t even be handled by me. This has been going on for 5 months and I just felt so unappreciated so I eventually tendered. After that, my boss spoke to me and said he understand that I’m going through a lot and sometimes the things he said might not be nice but it’s targeted towards the matter, not personal.
He said that he want to give me a pay increase because “I deserve it” which I suppose is a counter offer. He also said that he found a new hire and the person will join in 3 months if she confirm the offer and I can go back to doing what I enjoyed for the past 1 year.
Just to mention, my role is super crucial in this circumstance because I’m the only one who know the processes and without me he will not be able to run the projects since it also takes time for the new person to takeover.
Lots of consideration whether I should accept the counter offer (not sure how much it would be yet) because
1. If the person did not accept the offer, it means I have to continue doing whatever I was doing and my boss will probably have more expectations on me since I’m getting a higher pay now.
2. There’s still no direction in the company (but this might change if a new team join)
3. Lots of new projects coming up this year and lots of changes going on. If I were to stay, I’ll have to manage all these myself until the new headcount join which will take about maybe 6 months?
4. No career progression for my role here.
5. The counter offer will probably be higher than what I deserve for my current experience.
6. Recession now + my role is quite niche so it will not be easy to find something I like.
My notice period is 2 months. Appreciate if I can have any advise whether I should continue staying or just leave !