Multiple job offers.

  • Sincityfan

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    Sep 19, 2015 2:11 AM GMT
    Holidays are coming and retail businesses are hiring tons of temporary staff...so let's say you applied at three different places and they all called you back for an interview...you have one on Monday, then Tuesday and finally Wednesday...the interview for the job you want is on Wednesday, with Tuesday being a fallback for Monday which is a fallback for Wednesday- but you get an offer for the one on Monday on the spot- do you take it? or do you ask them if you can get back to them within a week and risk losing that offer? Or accept it- fill out the paperwork- then tell them that you've changed your mind if you're offered a job with the Wednesday's company and burn Monday's bridge?
    What's customary?
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    Sep 19, 2015 2:23 AM GMT
    I had 26385.7 million guys offer to give me a blow job at once.

    Does that count as "multiple job offers?"
  • mystery905

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    Sep 19, 2015 2:25 AM GMT
    Sincityfan saidHolidays are coming and retail businesses are hiring tons of temporary staff...so let's say you applied at three different places and they all called you back for an interview...you have one on Monday, then Tuesday and finally Wednesday...the interview for the job you want is on Wednesday, with Tuesday being a fallback for Monday which is a fallback for Wednesday- but you get an offer for the one on Monday on the spot- do you take it? or do you ask them if you can get back to them within a week and risk losing that offer? Or accept it- fill out the paperwork- then tell them that you've changed your mind if you're offered a job with the Wednesday's company and burn Monday's bridge?
    What's customary?


    Any company worth working for will give you time to decide.
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    Sep 19, 2015 2:30 AM GMT
    ^ Yes, tell them you would like a few days to decide. A reputable company will not pressure you.
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    Sep 19, 2015 3:06 AM GMT
    I wouldn't worry about burning any retail company's bridges because there's no bridge to burn. They go through this every year and there's enough applicants to cover the jobs you don't want.
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    Sep 19, 2015 3:40 AM GMT
    Sincityfan saidHolidays are coming and retail businesses are hiring tons of temporary staff...so let's say you applied at three different places and they all called you back for an interview...you have one on Monday, then Tuesday and finally Wednesday...the interview for the job you want is on Wednesday, with Tuesday being a fallback for Monday which is a fallback for Wednesday- but you get an offer for the one on Monday on the spot- do you take it? or do you ask them if you can get back to them within a week and risk losing that offer? Or accept it- fill out the paperwork- then tell them that you've changed your mind if you're offered a job with the Wednesday's company and burn Monday's bridge?
    What's customary?


    Tell them you're interviewing at several places and you'll get back to them. (or not icon_smile.gif)

    Any position requiring you to decide on the spot...lol.
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    Sep 19, 2015 5:26 AM GMT
    I work in HR and candidates tell us this all the time. I agree, any company worth working for SHOULD be willing to give you time to decide. HOWEVER, in my 18 years in my role at various companies I can say an offer does not mean:
    1. You are the only choice. (Internal candidates and referrals are likely in the mix too).
    2. You are the unanimous choice.
    3. They will hold that offer for you.

    Hiring managers are people too and often think "if Joe isn't willing to put all his eggs in our basket, why should we put all our eggs into Joe's basket." There are other candidates and I have rescinded offers.

    What you should do is have this conversation WITH THE HIRING MANAGER (not just the recruiter/HR/Admin). We in HR get you in the door but the rapport you build with your new boss is what's most important. Thank him or her and tell them that you really connected with them and just need to finish out the process. You should be ok.

    Best of luck man.
  • Sincityfan

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    Sep 19, 2015 5:53 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidI wouldn't worry about burning any retail company's bridges because there's no bridge to burn. They go through this every year and there's enough applicants to cover the jobs you don't want.

    [quote][cite]sunjbill said[/cite][/quote]

    They do this twice a year but these retail places pay above industry average, so I'd like to have the option to return.

    thanks for the advice.