I am a Practice Manager at an animal hospital. I have been at the same practice for several years, and both the hospital and myself have grown tremendously over that time. I love my boss and have always admired how dedicated she is to the business. Over the past several months, I have had the occasional duration of time where I question whether or not this is where I actually want to be in the long term. Years ago, this wouldn't have even been a question. These periods of time have increased in frequency and duration a little as of late. The practice owners have decreased the amount of time they spend in office and seem less connected, but are still very involved in making business decisions. I feel like with their presence being less and less, the hospital has changed a little. I also have another manager who I technically supervise, but I almost feel is "coming up behind me". She recently got a very significant (though somewhat deserved) raise, which heavily impacted the gap between her salary and mine. Recently I have been more interested in looking around to see what else is out there. But I'm also very hesitant to do so... I'm not sure how much I am staying because that's what I want to do vs loyalty and a sense of obligation. Sometimes I feel like it may just be time to move on to the next thing, and try to find somewhere I can grow a little more. The other thought I have to look around to see what kind of offers I get, to help put perspective on what my current value in the workplace actually is. Maybe I'm not worth as much money as I'd like, who knows? Does anyone have any advice, either how to sort some of these feelings/thoughts out or how effective getting another offer can be to negotiate a better pay at your current job?