Just before my temporary placement with my current company was coming to an end I was offered another job, in another town. This job was further away but was offering more money. I decided to be honest and tell my boss about the offer, he instantly said that if he matched the salary would I stay permanently? He did mention, however, that the company would be relocating in the summer to the nearby city of Peterborough. This would mean a longer commute, but still not as far as the other job offer, so I agreed to stay on with a higher salary and decent holiday time.
I enjoy the job and there are going to be lots of travel opportunities so really looking forward to being a permanent member of staff.