A bird in the hand worth two in the bush?
February 11, 2014 2:19 AM Subscribe
Two weeks ago, I had an interview for an internship with a huge organization that does exactly what I want to do, got a Masters in, etc. I was offered it and accepted on the spot.
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper to Work & Money (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Last week, I had an interview with a much smaller organization that wants to take me on on a freelance basis.
The internship is unpaid. The smaller organization is well-paid. I haven't signed a contract with the internship organization yet, but I am meant to start this Friday. I've signed a confidentiality agreement with the smaller organization, bu not a contract specifying terms of employment yet.
I'm quite frankly, not in a position to do yet another unpaid internship, so it seems like the obvious choice for me is to tell them I can't do it; although the thing that is making me hesitate is that it's this huge organization that I feel might be able to open doors for me in the future. But is this stupid? Should I just tell them I can't do it?
If so, how do I do this? I've never accepted a job and then turned it down before, and I don't know what to say on such short notice.