(Closed) I got the job!! But I have a question…

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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2130 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

It’s either feast of famine, right?! Geesh…I don’t know what I would do. Sorry I’m no help.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Go to the interview(s)!  Start the job, and if you get an offer you want to take, approach your boss.  Let him/her know that you were obviously looking for a job and had some interviews lined up or already underway when you accepted this position.  This one came through with an offer and you’re inclined to take it because (list your reasons here, be it more pay, less hours, both, a better drive, whatever).  If they just wish you well, you leave, if they counter your offer, then you consider staying at a higher payrate.  ๐Ÿ™‚

If you leave, do so gracefully and apologetically.  Offer to work for a couple weeks if you’re needed or to leave immediately if you aren’t making an impact yet and would just save them your salary (like, you aren’t trained enough to really help with anything). 

Unfortunately, it happens.  But they’ve also just interviewed other candidates and will just call the next person in line, so the sooner the better before they also take another job!

ETA:  when you interview, also tell them the truth.  That you accepted a position because you need a job, but you had this set up before getting the offer (stretch a little if you have to) and want to explore all the opportunities out there because this seems like it might be a better fit and you’d like to find out before you’re fully vested in another job. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@soontobemrsm11:  Good ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve gone to the other job offers too. I told the first job that contacted me that I am interviewing for another & that I would let them know my decision. They were really appreciative that I told them. I got offered the other job more pay & closer and took it. I called the first job and they said “ok! good luck!” soooo.. I’d prefer being closer to home and more pay!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@soontobemrsm11: Yes, go to the interviews! Towards the end let them know that you have a job offer but would prefer that job and would need to know by X date.

I think its okay to not start the new job you just got… I don’t think its as okay to work there a few days & then quit for a different job. Its time consuming & costs money to hire someone (paperwork, drug test, etc), especially if they quit just a few days later, they have to deal with more paperwork & starting over with someone else. I mean, do what you have to do. But if you can figure out those other jobs before you start, that’s ideal!

If you get a different job, let them know ASAP! I had to quit a job about 2 weeks after I started (I don’t feel bad, they were doing illegal things) but they complained that everyone else who applied wasn’t available now or something like that. So the sooner, the better because they can contact those other candidates they just interviewed!

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@soontobemrsm11:  I would be honest with the other job and tell them you have another offer on the table and tell them you might take the one closer to home. They will understand and they will be able to be prepaired to have a 2nd choice on hold in case you take the other job. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@soontobemrsm11:  If the interview is set to be before your start date I would wait to see how the interview goes. If not I would let them know asap. I think its smart to let the company you are interviewing with that you have another offer but would prefer to work for them. Make sure you make it about their company though and not just because they are closer to home. This will stroke the ego a little bit. lol I wouldnt start the other job without knowing for sure though. It will just make things more awkward.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@soontobemrsm11:  Don’t ask to start a week later, I wouldn’t say anything to your current job at this point. Hopefully you’ll find out in time :). As for the interviewing jobs absolutely let them know that you were offered another job but would prefer theirs. So if they could let you know either way by X date. Be confident.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Honestly for 4$ more an hour I wouldn’t be too loyal to the other company since the time frame is so short I’d take the job you got offered and see how it goes. You may like it or hate it within the time of the interview for the other job.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i would go on the other interview, but honestly i wouldn’t tell them you have another offer. i was offered a job out of state, but a week before i left i had an interview for a job close to home. i told them i had another offer, and they called me back a couple days later and said they wanted to give the position to someone who really needed it since they new i already had a job lined up.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@soontobemrsm11:  AH I see. Don’t worry it’ll work out for you! I hope you land the job that’s best for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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