I have worked for a small family run business for the past 3 years, I am paid approximately £10,000 below market rate and until now I have accepted that because I liked the culture and the flexibility that a small business offered and I also understand the budget constraints small businesses work under.
We have now been bought out by a medium sized multi-national and things are taking a more corporate turn and the culture has shifted to become more formal. I am no longer willing to accept a below market salary because our parent company can more than afford to pay the correct rate for developers and because what attracted me to the position is slowly being eroded, also I feel we have been working in crisis mode for the past 6 months and I am started to feel burnt out.
I have secured three job offers all paying more than £10,000 on top of what I already earn but ideally I would just like my current employer to match those offers, what is the best way to try to make that happen ?
Also I should add that I was asked by my boss a month ago if I was searching for a new job and I flat out told him no, which was true at the time, but due to the timing it might look like I have been dishonest about my future intentions.