Should loyalty ever stop you from taking a better job elsewhere?

  • 3
    is a company ever 'loyal' to you? they'd better deal you if they could find someone to do your job cheaper in a hot second.
  • 4
    This is a really great question and I'm interesting to see the discussion. I think there are circumstances where maybe it should, but for the most part, if you work for a company, I would say no. In the end you're the one who cares the most about your career and I've found that any good company realizes that.

    If you work for a company that scolds people who leave, then it's not worth being there anyway.

    I know that it's much easier said than done. When you've worked for a company for a long time it's hard to leave and sometimes you feel like they've given you a lot. And they might have. But you also probably have them a lot so everyone got good value.

    That's my $0.02
  • 1

    It depends on how you define "better"

    There's no point in being loyal to a company that doesn't deserve your loyalty. Companies that *do* deserve your "loyalty" may have qualities that are harder to quantify, but those qualities should definitely be taken into account when determining which job is "better"
  • 3
    Better means more money and a higher title.

    I love the people I work with, not the money though.
  • 1
    test their loyalty. tell them you got an offer for better pay. if they counter offer to match or exceed it, stick with them in my opinion
  • 1
    If your skills are better than the money you are being paid or the way you are being treated then move on!
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