By Anonymous - 1/3/2021 23:01

Hesitation

Today, I got a great job offer but things are constantly changing at my current position due to COVID. So I was honest and told them I wanted to see what my employer could offer. They took back their offer and gave it to someone else. FML
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By  mike3775  |  32

Why would you do something so stupid? You applied, which means either 1) your unhappy at your current job, or 2) the other job paid more, so why would you not take the job when offered?

YDI

By  SM79  |  4

Well, yeah. Duh. How did you not forsee that? They offered you a job, you said you want to wait to see if option B was a better deal, so they gave the job to some else who wanted it. It's not some crazy idea that you should be this shocked over.

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By  mike3775  |  32

Why would you do something so stupid? You applied, which means either 1) your unhappy at your current job, or 2) the other job paid more, so why would you not take the job when offered?

YDI

By  SM79  |  4

Well, yeah. Duh. How did you not forsee that? They offered you a job, you said you want to wait to see if option B was a better deal, so they gave the job to some else who wanted it. It's not some crazy idea that you should be this shocked over.

By  grumblebum  |  16

Never tell a prospective employer that you could do better somewhere else, accept the offer and then present it to your current employer to see if they can do better. Though they might be miffed at your lack of loyalty and sack you a few weeks down the track.

By  JasonThorn  |  18

BIRD IN THE HAND, dude. Seriously. If they thought you were eager to work for them, then you wouldn't be thinking about your current employer MAYBE offering more.