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How to Say No to Job offer after signing the offer letter(but not joined)

kavita chawla
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Joined: Sep 28, 2012
Posts: 4
Hi Friends,

I accepted two job offers, but now i have to say no to one of them, i have given them a signed copy of offer letter, but it will expire on Oct 1 and i have approval on mail that i can join on Oct 22. Now how can i say no to them. M feeling guilty as the company HR and Managers were so friendly. Please help....
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Very apologetically.
It seems a daft thing, telling two companies you are accepting their offers. Once you accepted the first offer you ought to have stuck to it.
kavita chawla
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 28, 2012
Posts: 4
I know that it's wrong, but can anybody please help in telling the words, which i should use.
Lexington Smith
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Joined: Sep 29, 2012
Posts: 67
kavita chawla wrote:I know that it's wrong, but can anybody please help in telling the words, which i should use.


I suggest that you put yourself in their situation. Then think what to write. Try to make your own words, its better. You will get practice for future letter writing.

Okay, take an example - Dear sir, I thank you for the great interview experience and for giving me the opportunity to work at XXXXX. I would love to be a part of XXXXX,
but due to YYYY reason (make your lie convincing), I cannot work here. I am sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused. I wish that I could have joined.

So long,
Sucker....dont write this one. But fact is, you were not fair to them.
Jaikiran Pai
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Joined: Jul 20, 2005
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kavita chawla wrote:I know that it's wrong, but can anybody please help in telling the words, which i should use.


I would just tell them the real reason why you are joining the other company and apologize that you accepted their offer and then decided to switch. There's no point telling it in someone else's words.

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