posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 04:48 AM
Originally posted by beezzer
I've recently been job hunting. Finally got an offer. After some negotiation, got an offer letter.
I signed it and returned it.
Here's my question.
I have another offer (possibly) that would pay even more.
Is it a legally binding contract? Or just an acceptance of employment? I would think if it weren't something legally binding, then the offer with more
money would suit, especially if it's a significant amount more than the first offer.
What is the protocol for refusing the offer that I already signed for?
Is it just business?
Or is it rude?
This may sound a little pretentious, but I would go back to your first employer and let them know you have been offered more money at another job and
see if they can match it. See which company offers you the most, and see if you can squeeze them for a little extra, such as company cars, bonuses or
bigger bonuses, etc.
Should I even consider the following offer after I agreed to the first offer?
It depends. Try to think of it this way. Would any company offer you the same courtesy? If you are getting more money, from company a than company b
then do it. Companies are aggressive at trimming ranks and personell when it suits them, so it might be good to get some back, especially if you have
unique or specialised skills.
I've spent too much time in a military environment so please forgive my innocence in this arena.
So I bring forth my query to the learned members of ATS.
At the end of the day, people work to make money, even in a career. In business, there is rarely any loyalty towards employees, so why not use what
you have to your advantage. You have the choice between two employers. See what they can do for you and take the best option for you
edit on 7/4/2013 by 74Templar because: spelling