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12 Intangibles to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

Look Beyond Salary & Benefits Before Accepting a New Job

5. Is the Grass Really Greener?

Are you considering walking into your boss' office with job offer in hand? Are you envisioning a pleading and hand-wringing scenario wherein your boss ups the offer and gives you a cubicle upgrade? While you’re at it, go ahead and visualize him cutting the lights and playing an American Idol-esque montage of all your best work successes as the office applauds and -- let’s cut to reality. 

Once you’ve threatened to jump ship, you have revealed your affinity for the water and a desire to test it. While managers know employees are always on the lookout for greener pastures and you could get a raise and/or promotion, it's possible your loyalty will forever be in question.