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Re: Verbally Accept Offer but a Better Offer Comes Out

Post by Noriamas » Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:45 am

Addadude wrote:
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 9:14 am
My two cents worth: do what you clearly know to be the right thing and accept company A's offer. You should start your career off on the right note. Your salary will go up as your career progresses.
Well that is, indeed a good point. People should make money in the right way. While considering the nature of company and the industry that I am working on, it seems like the career progression in company A might not be as optimistic as it looks. And I think that is also one of the reasons why I call my thread a dilemma. Thanks for commenting bro!

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Re: Verbally Accept Offer but a Better Offer Comes Out

Post by Noriamas » Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:49 am

PNGMK wrote:
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 9:36 am
I would take the better offer. I've made the mistake before of mistaking loyalty as a value in the corporate world. Company A can find a new hire. If you have an actual written offer from B, take it and apologise to company A. B's offer must be written and binding (i.e. a signed letter with a commencement date).

Quite a few people I know have recently tried to jump ships only to fall in between.

I disagree with Addadude. Being in a good company from the very start can be a fantastic boost to an early career.
Thanks for commenting. This is quite a moral dilemma for me currently. I guess the only thing I could do is wait and see how things go. Well if B doesn't give me the offer eventually then it could be easily solved lol. "Good company carries a boost to an early career", I agree with this, but it also makes the decision even tougher and more painful. :???:

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Re: Verbally Accept Offer but a Better Offer Comes Out

Post by PNGMK » Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:50 am

B has not given you an offer? Take up A. If for some reason B comes through then resign.
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