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Why are things always so complicated?

So now that I have that verbal agreement with Deluxe restaurant number 1, ANOTHER even more posh restaurant finally found my application (their mailserver had flagged it as spam and never forwarded it to their mailbox, argh) and now they want to invite me over for coffee and a chat today. I suppose it never hurts to go over for a talk, especially since I haven't signed a contract yet. Still, I'm a man of my word and when I've promised something I'm keeping that promise. So, what it comes down to, I'm actually kinda scared that this other restaurant will want me as well and will make me an even better offer, because it would mean breaking an earlier promise.

Does that seem weird to you?

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caniche
Feb. 21st, 2006 12:01 pm (UTC)
No, it's always like that... Once you get an application in and someone shows interest, then everyone else also seems interested in you and it will be hell deciding which job to go for.

Does that fit into Murphy's law?

In any case, good luck and may the best job win ;)
maartje
Feb. 21st, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)
Go over. Be honest, tell them someone made you a very good offer and that they're a bit late. Make sure you get on their shortlist for any next position that opens up in case you need it ;)
pegla
Feb. 21st, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
Honestly, it always works like that.

Just take the sketch by Chris Rock and alter it like this:
"Women like married men better" into
"Potential employees like employed people better"


ionotter
Feb. 22nd, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
Erf!
I'm going to agree with maartje.

Call the people at Restraunt #2 and tell them that you already have an offer, but you want to come in and chat anyway. Be honest about it.

However, if they make you a better offer, I'm not sure what to tell you.

In the IT world, if someone makes you a better offer, and there's a contract to go along with it, you TAKE IT. There is no honor, there is no promises or verbal agreements; only ink on real paper with signatures, and not even that is a guarantee.

How this works in your line, I'm not so sure. I imagine that it's a VERY small world, where everyone knows everybody else, and breaking a promise might be held against you.

In the end, you have to watch out for #1, and that's you.
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