I would like to change my answer please.
January 18, 2012 1:38 PM Subscribe
Work Filter: Please help me diplomatically word an email recinding a job offer that I accepted.
posted by floweredfish to work & money (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm sure I'm a horrible person for doing this.
My current job situation has grown quite ridiculous over the past several months which lead me to circulating ye olde resume. I went on a bunch of interviews and accepted a position at a small company working in an area that I'm a bit "meh" about. However, I accepted it because I really wanted out of my current situation and the people seemed nice enough. My start date is scheduled for Monday.
Meanwhile, I had a company that I've always wanted to work for call *me* out of the blue to ask me if I'd be interested in interviewing for a similar position with them. I jumped at the chance and was offered the job, which I'm still a little stunned over because they are very, very difficult to get in with. I guess I went on the interview figuring there was no harm since they're really tough to get one's foot in the door. The people at this company are amazing and I could really see myself fitting in well with the team. The company culture seems to better suit me. The list goes on and the prospect of working for them gets me EXCITED, which I haven't been about a job in a very long time. I negotiated a fair salary with them and accepted the position.
Now, I obviously have to tell the other company (the smaller one) that I'm no longer interested in working for them. The offer letter that I signed for them states that it is "at will" employment, so either of us could terminate at any time.
I don't believe in burning bridges and know that it's kind of a dick move on my part to rescind the offer, but I feel the other opportunity is a better personal business decision for me. What is the best way to communicate that I would like to politely decline my acceptance and no hard feelings?