Post # 1
So i know weve heard this before but I started the job hunt last friday. My resume is pretty tight so i got two calls on monday. Hired on the spot at the first interview for a Recruiter/Retention/HR position. I want to go into management after this so even though its a 10 k paycut, its 9-5 and lots of experience in the direction i want.
BUT i had the other interview with the second company. Retail, management TEAM and a fun amazing store that i have huge brand loyalty towards.
My new boss has called me multiple times today to make sure the paperwork is fine and to ensure that I dont have any problems with strarting tomorrow and confident in my position. So much so that I am starting to feel bad that I want the other job to work out so well. Hes an amazing guy to work for but if the other company can come through with the preffered location and minimum pay, how can i let my new boss down?
Post # 3
Tough one. I think you need to be honest with your new boss, and say that the location, money, and management track aligns much more closely with your desired career goals. It’s going to be sticky though, because you’re putting him in a lurch to have to start the job search all over…
Post # 4
@abbie017: should i tell him that there is a potential for this to happen? im starting in a few hours
Post # 5
I wouldn’t mention it until you know for sure about the other job. You never know, the other job may not work out and then you may have to deal with upset people at your current office. He may even let you go for not being able to committ and if the other job falls through then you’re back at square one. I’ve been put in similar situations, in the end don’t feel bad about quitting or about not telling them until last minute. You have to do what is best for you and your career. I know it’s tough but it’s all business. Plus, they don’t give people notice when they fire them!
Post # 6
I wouldn’t bring it up until you know for sure about the other position. My Future Father-In-Law has dealt with a lot of situations like this and honestly, you have to go with your gut and with the direction you feel the best about.
Post # 7
I’m in a similar situation, I’ve accepted an offer but I’m still interviewing for my dream job. Don’t say anything to your boss until you get the other job offer. Backing out of a job offer is considered unethical, but most people, including bosses, understand that you have to do the best thing for yourself.