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I agree with legalwordwarrior.

You can't use the offer as a bargaining chip. If your current employer makes a counter-offer, it's because they're afraid to lose you "now", not that they have long-term plans for your growth. If you accept a counter-offer, it indicates to the employer that you're mercenary. Either way, the relationship is damaged.

However, as lww suggests, you can go in one last time to try to identify how to and/or if you can get things back on track without threatening to leave. If what you learn provides a path forward with your current employer, you've strengthened your relationship. If you don't get a satisfactory answer, then you leave.

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