So I now have a firm offer letter and contract which I’m going to accept this weekend and then give my notice on Monday morning.
But what happens then?
Will I get a counter offer? Probably – my employer is supposed to be reviewing my salary anyway.
The problem is this: Mostly, I quite like where I work. The problem is Becky. I don’t know if she is a solvable problem, but I do know that my employer really hasn’t tried. This in itself is an additional problem because it says they don’t consider my well-being important.
The last time I spoke to HR lady, she told me “bullying isn’t legally defined, so we can’t do anything about it” (she used the word ‘bullying’, not me) and said I needed to “take more responsibility” for my own happiness at work. So I did, in the only way that I could, though I suspect this isn’t what she had in mind.
Any counter offer I would consider accepting has to put forward a plan to either improve Becky’s behaviour towards me or to reduce my exposure to it. I don’t know how that’s going to work, but if they want to keep me it’s up to them to figure that out.
Interesting times. I’m not quite out of the door yet.