So I rejected an offer that I had accepted and a few others that were offered ( not accepted yet ) because I got an offer the others won’t match up to and my experience has been very unpleasant. To some I spoke over the phone and to others I wrote emails and I don’t think I was condescending or rude about it.
So many times recruiters don’t even bother to come back to the applicants with updates, or keep delaying saying the hiring manager hasn’t come back ( is sick, is out on a trip etc etc ) or back off for the promised numbers ( or benefits , sponsorship etc ) and if the applicant isn’t professional with them they go as far as blacklisting that person in their firm ( and possibly even others where they have contacts). And yet when an applicant is rejecting their offer, they are total d*cks about it w/o any consequences !!! Isn’t that an abuse of power ?
How can I make offer-rejection upfront and yet not as unpleasant as it has been ?
I have never and would never accept an offer that I'm not committed to. I have a couple friends who do this and always give them shit for it. It's a bad look, so don't be surprised if the recruiter, HM, and even company as a whole treats you badly as a result.