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Ummm no. I've read the comments and realise it is intentional.
So why post it? Do you post other adverts you see?
This all harks back to Susan Boyle's album launch where the mistake was first made legitimately and it has become a meme latched onto by Ed Sheeran, and now it seems Iceland are piggy backing onto it as well, pretending it was an unintentional error so that people spread it "OMG Look at this!". That's why it's called "viral marketing".
Ok here is the old thread to explain the situation I was in - Proprietary CMS[^]
As per your suggestions, I decided to move on and finally have an offer as Sr Software Engineer with 35% hike in pay. Now I broke the news to my Manager in current company recently and they are giving me a counter offer with Tech Manager role. I don't know about the package yet. They will let me know soon but I want to now be prepared with my decision.
I am about to finish MBA and Tech project manager is the sort of role I would like to move on to eventually. If I stay with this company, lot of the current major software work is outsourced. If I move on then I will be back to solid programming role and not sure how easy it will be to move on to managerial role after 1 year.
What do you guys suggest now. (Also note that I have been with the company for over 5 years now.)
What do you want to do in your life? I would stay in solid programming, if the conditions are similar. The choice is yours: if you get both a desired advancement in career and a pay raise then you should stay in your current place.
Of course if they offer you peanuts with respect to the other company...
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I decided to move on and finally have an offer as Sr Software Engineer with 35% hike in pay.
Tech project manager is the sort of role I would like to move on to eventually.
Option 1) You get the money and hope you get the chance to change the role in the future
Option 2) You get the role and hope you get the chance to hike the money in the future
If I stay with this company, lot of the current major software work is outsourced.
That can be a PITA, been there and went back to tech job
But... at the end of the day... is your decision, so pay attention to what your stomach/guts have to say (you are the one with the biggest information about your current employer, if you like to work there or not)
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
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This is solid advice.
Most people and companies find that within 1 year of accepting counter offer, both parties are more than done with the situation.
There are a lot of stats about negatives of accepting counter offers.
Of course, each situation is unique.