Wow. You never know your true value until you decide to leave. I was offered a new job with more pay here in Dallas. In fact it is with a different company in the same building I already work in. I give my 2 weeks notice yesterday. Wow, I never, ever expected the reaction I got. My boss's boss took me out to lunch today to basically, "what's it going to take to make you stay". It was hinted that they could double the increase I'm getting at the new place. If that's the case then why the hell ain't I already making that much. As I was leaving work today I get a phone call from my boss's boss's boss's secretary. I have a meeting with the boss's boss's boss first thing in the morning. I guess I can't complain. It's nice to be needed, I guess.