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Old 17-04-2011, 01:25 AM
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why would you tell firm A's HR that you're applying for a job with firm B while deciding on their offer? be smart.
just thinking of the repercussions from the org I had signed the offer letter (will they pursue the matter) and how should i tell them ?

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just thinking of the repercussions from the org I had signed the offer letter (will they pursue the matter) and how should i tell them ?
Learn to lie. Just fake some good reason: that you other job offer was from a very close acquaintance who went out of the way to help and that you have verbally agreed to join, but that formal offer came so late that you had thought you were rejected.

Apologize profusely and even meet them up to say sorry. Everyone will forgive you.

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Old 20-04-2011, 09:04 PM
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Learn to lie. Just fake some good reason: that you other job offer was from a very close acquaintance who went out of the way to help and that you have verbally agreed to join, but that formal offer came so late that you had thought you were rejected.

Apologize profusely and even meet them up to say sorry. Everyone will forgive you.
I had a similar experience a few years ago. I had just stepped out of a company after signing my letter of offer for a permanent job when I got a confirmed offer from another company for a contract job. The contract job is in an industry where I hope to be but have no experience in. It was Security vs A Chance to experience working in my dreamed indusrtry. I made the hard decision to go for the contract job. I emailed the hirer immediately to explain my situation and apologise profusely for having taken up their precious time and effort. Although I was sincerely very apologetic, I did not reveal that I was giving up the job for a temp one.
The contract job did not turn out to be a good one, but till today, I cherish the opportunity to work with that organisation.

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Old 21-04-2011, 08:47 AM
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I agree with lazyplane. It's about personal values. A person's word, and keeping to one's word, which is not the same as loyalty. Of coures, there may be compelling reasons for a person to break one's word. In most situations, there are mitigating circumstances. In such a case, it's only fair to be honest and upfront about it to the company.
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Old 21-04-2011, 11:47 AM
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Tell me about it...

I applied for 2 openings within a bank...

the 1st [consumer RM] got back to me within a week & went for the interview...

3 weeks later got an offer and sign it...the very next day the other opening (comm banking as a BDM) came in and i had to reject it... >.<

Up till now still dunno whether i made the right choice or not...

what you guys think...BDM or RM?which has better prospect?

I would say BDM... cos CONSUMER BANKING is the suck. Commerical banking is so much better and slightly less crap to deal with then consumers. + consumer RM = personal banker? that's just ewww
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Old 22-02-2022, 06:31 AM
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Thank you for this post, so that I didnt have to

A Make a post and look like a noob

B run around guessing on what to do


C feel stupid

Thanks for the help
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Old 22-02-2022, 12:25 PM
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If you have a better offer in another company, then just reject the one you have signed the Letter of Offer. I believe in this era, companies are not new to this kind of scenario cos they also have been doing the same on their candidates randomly.

It is all about you and your choice. You didn't swear to the sky that you will join the company or given promise you will die die join the company.

It is about flexibility.

What is the point of working in the company you have signed the Letter of Appointment but keep brooding you lost a chance to join that better choice company just because of a 'personal value' thing ?

If things doesn't turn out well and companies want to cut headcount, do the HR say they won't let go of staff due to 'personal values' ?

Personal values are more valuable to ppl dearer to us like family members, friends and spouses. Sorry, not to working world.
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Old 22-02-2022, 06:18 PM
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Thank you for this post, so that I didnt have to

A Make a post and look like a noob

B run around guessing on what to do


C feel stupid

Thanks for the help
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Old 22-02-2022, 07:26 PM
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Thank you for this post, so that I didnt have to

A Make a post and look like a noob

B run around guessing on what to do


C feel stupid

Thanks for the help
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Old 22-02-2022, 07:38 PM
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^ imagine spending ur weekday nights posting nonsense

seek help, go IMH
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