Reject a job offer after signing the offer letter

McGraw-Hill Education uxgv78
Jul 16 9 Comments

I recently got a job offer which I accepted, signed the offer letter and went through background check. After all the process I got an offer from another company that I’m way more interested in. How I can tell the hiring manager that I’m not joining their team? Is it even legal to sign a contract and withdraw before joining?

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  • Apple qwaszx17
    Yes. It is legal. I have done that. If they can fire you any day, why can't you decide to join another company any day for your own benefit?

    It is okay to be selfish. At the end of the day you are just another head count for the company. What matters to them is money. If they are not earning any they won’t mind firing you immediately.

    So. Be little selfish!
    Jul 16 0
  • Citibank / IT
    dmse

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    dmsemore
    Is it legal though?
    Jul 16 2
    • UnitedHealthcare I’m money
      Of course it is. If it’s legal to quit the very second you walked in the door, it’s legal to just never show up.
      Jul 16
    • ConocoPhillips fisshy
      Yep. Completely legal to quit at any time with no notice.

      Also, signing an offer is not an employment contract
      Jul 16
  • Mutual of Omaha / Eng
    gywisyw

    Mutual of Omaha Eng

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    Your contract is just an agreement describing the terms of your employment (compensation, etc), not a promise to be employed by them.

    Exceptions are some jobs that have incentives like hiring bonuses, which generally come with some time commitment on your part. But you’re still able to walk away whenever you want, you’ll likely just have to repay the bonus, or make some type of similar amends.
    Jul 16 0
  • Lockheed Martin Iusahjbbvc
    You're fine, the contract you signed didn't mean they own you
    Jul 16 0
  • Cisco / Eng yohellow
    I know many people has done this. Tell them you got better opportunity which you think is better for your career, and you are leaning towards joining that.
    Jul 16 0
  • McGraw-Hill Education uxgv78
    OP
    Thank you guys, this is very helpful.
    Jul 16 0
  • Alteryx WBkQ70
    Yup! I’ve done it as well. It is what it is...
    Jul 16 0

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