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“Should I Tell My Boss?”

Jackie wrote in to me through the site and asked me the question below. If you have a question you’d like to ask and get some totally free advice, visit and ask me your question.

“Dear Steve,

I have been approached by another financial company, current one is Edward Jones.

Is it proper for another one to approch me? Do I tell my current one about it? How do I know if it is on the up and up?

New name is Hantz Finanical.

Please advise.


Dear Jackie,

While this is not directly a debt question I’m happy to offer you my thoughts on this as an employer myself.

I have never been miffed about other employers approaching my staff with other opportunities. Ultimately my focus is about what is best for the employee and if there is a better opportunity elsewhere that they want to pursue, they should.

But new opportunities are not always attractive simply for more money. People often remain in jobs that pay less because they really like their job, enjoy the people they work for, their current job gives them flexibility or maybe it is just an easy commute.

Unless you have signed a non-compete agreement I can’t see how going to talk to Hantz Financial would harm you in any way. I don’t think that you need to disclose this to your current employer, after all, the only thing you need to go and do is just have a friendly conversation to find out what Hantz Financial may be offering you.

What you absolutely need to watch out for is disclosing any business confidential or operational information regarding what you know about Edward Jones. Don’t do that.

The only way you’ll know if it is a legit job offer, which it might be, is to talk to them.


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