I am planning to leave my job in January.
We receive raises/bonuses in December, and no matter what it is I will likely still be planning on leaving my current company. With that being said, I believe getting the biggest raise/promotion possible would be beneficial because on the very off chance I can't find work then I still benefit from the raise, and it will also give a better estimate of what I should be looking to match/exceed with whatever new company.
Would this potentially leave a sour taste in the mouth of the previous employer?
At the end of the day, it's not the biggest deal in the world if the previous employer isn't super thrilled but at the same time, I try not to burn any bridges (The world is too small for that). Or maybe leave off the promotion part?
I've worked three years at my current company and if I was staying I think I could make a pretty strong case from going from a junior title to just a regular title. Obviously, I'd prefer to have the new title when interviewing as well, but the raise AND promotion a little too much?
Possible solution: get the largest raise possible, then if I do get a new job, no matter what the salary is, say "Hey I'm very sorry, and the offer is absolutely amazing but I did receive another offer that is even better and have decided to take it!"