Asking for my fiance. She got a job offer from a decent engineering services/consulting firm (mechanical engineering major). She signed the offer letter and even had a drug test and background check. Now we have got an offer which works for us better personally. We are planning to decline the first one. Now surely they will be unhappy. But can they do anything legally? The second firm will also do a background check, will there be any issue there also? (Like a previous background check showing on record). Would be great to get your inputs as we have until Monday to decide. No difference between comp. But the second one works much much better personally.
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- Uber BFF616OPYep our plan is to take the offer which works personally. But both these firms are sort of old school. Not like tech firms of Bay area like Google, FB, Uber etc. So not sure what the risks etc will be.
- Pacific Life Corporation yeti607Being a part time recruiter previously at old school firms, this was seen as bad form. But nowadays more than ever I realize you have to protect your own interests. In your situation sounds like you are merely picking the best option given. Companies have costs Onboarding employees, but you do too if they take a job they don’t want. Plus it sounds like your fiancé is pre start date so this isn’t even a big deal IMO
- Gusto Lmfao1313In my younger days, I’d tend to agree that it was seen as a bad form.
But after seeing many recruiter ghosting me, even the night before the onsite interviews, I feel fine nowadays ghosting a recruiter or even a company.
At the end of the day, the company interest is their business, not you.May 27 0
- There will be a background check from the company where we just got an offer. Will this second company come to know that we had one previous offer which we are now rejecting?
- I work in HR. You didn't put this company under her work experience in the application, right? The Background check is to verify employment. But if you didn't put it in the application, they won't be contacting them to verify. Also...even if it did show up, I don't think they will automatically rescind just because you rejected a previously accepted offer.May 25 0