I work for company A, I interviewed and got an offer from company B with better pay. I notified my boss about this offer and got a counter offer which I accepted.
Fast forward about 8 months later, I get another offer from company C. I want to decline the offer because of 2 reasons:
- The pay difference is not significant enough, its more than my current pay but much much less than what I stated as my expected pay in case I join
- At company A i manage a team who directly report to me as the line manager. At company C I will not directly manage anyone.
I do not want to tell my current manager that I got another offer with the intention of getting a counter offer from company A, I feel that management might think its a tactic from me to get better pay, but at the same time I do want a pay rise!
In the current position I'm learning a lot as I'm about 3 years into a tech leadership position and experiencing how different it is to just being a developer - basically I'm having fun and loving the current management challenges. I'm also keen to see the product I've been developing and leading come to live when it is finally launched in a couple of months.
How do I bring up this conversation with my manager?