Accepted a job, haven't started, don't want to anymore.
June 30, 2010 4:01 AM Subscribe
This all happened in a week - I verbally accepted a job offer from A company at the beginning of this week on the agreement that I bring in the rest of the signed contract next week when I start. Since then I've had an interview with B company (I applied to B before I accepted A) and received another offer which I prefer. I think I want to take up B's offer, what do I say to A company? I know it's bad practice, is there anyway to make it better?
This question sounds quite similar
posted by doobiedoo to Work & Money (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
, except I feel like my acceptance of A company was more absolute and binding, especially here in the UK and I'm in a small industry where it would be best to keep good relations with everyone. I'm risking a burnt bridge because B has offered much more pay, better conditions and is in a country that enjoys continuous sunlight for more than 5 hours a week, on the down side there will probably be less responsibility and it won't look as good on the CV as A company (but not by much).