Regret, turned down job offer, Will the hiring manager consider me for future openings?
November 11, 2011 9:45 PM Subscribe
Regret of declining a job offer, I want to know how the Hiring Manager perceived me? Will I be considered for future opportunity?
posted by msconfuse to Work & Money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Over a month ago, I was offered a job from a pharmaceutical company that I've been wanting to work for but declined for couple of reasons. The job was posted in June 2011, and they did not call me until Aug. 28th for interview..I have a special need daughter and I told the Hiring Manager that Im afraid I cannot give them realistic start date because I need to find a nanny for special need kids and did not had the nanny at the time the offer was presented. Although the hiring manager is ok with me attending to my daughter needs during lunch or break, I felt that I would not be able to focus on my new job, I did not think it will be fair for the company if I take long hours to get my daughter to school and home...I felt guilty that I would jeopardize my work, so I told them that I will secure my daughter's need first. After a month i found a nanny for my daughter...(BTW, when I applied for the job in June 2011 I had a nanny but since they called me August I already let go of the nanny who went back to her country for good..)
Anyway, I called the hiring manager to see if the job is still available and I'm very interested to take the offer but it was filled already. Now I'm dealing with depression that I may not be able to work for that company because of what had happened. I wish I just tried to work it out and if they complain about me taking long hrs to attend to my daughter's need, so what, at least I got the job and I'm in...
The hiring manager was so kind and gracious, so I wanted to give truthfulness and 100 percent to the job that's why I declined. But its me who suffer now.. Any hiring Manager or recruiter out there can give me their thoughts will help me learn and move forward..