This was stressful enough the first time!
October 9, 2012 2:30 PM Subscribe
I declined an offer from company A to work at company B. My contract was cut short due to rebudgeting/reprioritizing projects, totally out of the left field. I ate humble pie, and asked company A if they are still looking to add to their team. They said they'll get back to me in a week. In the meantime I've been contacted by and interviewed at company C and discovered that I love them to death
. They love me. They're going to make an offer in the next few days, and I so badly want to take it. I just don't want to appear a crappy offer declining jerk to company A! Argh!
posted by Tequila Mockingbird to Work & Money (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Nothing is guaranteed, but I'm spending all my time worrying about this and I want to know how to best handle this situation should it actually take place. I hate burning bridges. Social interactions stress me the fuck out already. I'm dying right now.
I'm guessing the answer is are you kidding? but is there a graceful way of dealing with this should company A still want me to join them? The only scenario I imagine taking place is them going, "Yeah, we're never talking to you again and sincerely wish the most terrible things upon you." Which is ultimately okay, I shouldn't take an offer just to be polite, but I don't want to sound like an asshole either!
Help me avoid a conversation like this:
"Thanks but no thanks..."
"Are you serious? Again?"
(I don't think any other details are relevant to the situation, but company C would mean a longer commute and a paycut, and I still want them over company A. It would help me grow immensely in my field.)
...(plus when I was talking to HR at company A it was like pulling teeth to find out pretty much anything, and even then it felt like I was doing them a favor. I am dreading talking to them about this.)