Where is the money for the Counter Offer coming from? Is it your next raise, early? All companies have strict wage and salary guidelines which must be followed.
You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From this day on, your loyalty will always be in question.
When promotion time comes around, your employer will remember who was loyal and who wasn’t.
Once the word gets out, the relationship that you now enjoy with your coworkers will never be the same.
What type of company do you work for if you have to threaten to resign before they give you what you are worth?
When times get tough, your employer will begin the cutback with you.
The same circumstances that now cause you to consider a change will repeat themselves in the future; even if you accept a Counter Offer.
Statistics show that if you accept a Counter Offer, the probability of your voluntarily leaving in six months or being let go within one year is extremely high.