Nice article and I certainly understand where you are coming from.
The thing that is interesting though is that I have seen a few times where someone is leaving to another job and employers do match a salary of the employee leaving. So are employers chronically underpaying their employees? What should employees do to get what they are worth. In other words, does it take the ultimate act of leaving to get a raise?
Very good points. My personal feelings is why did it take an offer from another company for your current employer to give you an appropriate raise? I know of an instance where an employee took his employer's matching offer only to be let go a few months later when they were cutting staff. I suspect the loyalty issue came into play. 99 times out of 100 if not more don't accept the matching offer.
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