||[May. 27th, 2008|03:14 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
At some point I'll tell you the fantastic story of how this all happened, but for now I need the help of a flist which is capable (when absolutely necessary) of being tactful, gracious, and charming.|
I have to turn down a job offer. These people are quite nice, have been really fantastic about my personal qualms about the job, and are folks I'd like to keep on my good side.
Help me figure out how to say "Suck it, I've got something so much better than this!" without sounding like a brat. Really what I'd like to say is the diplomatic equivalent of "Thank you so much, I really appreciate your effort but I got another offer that better meets my personal needs. Suck it."
I have chosen to go in another direction at this time, but thank you very much for the effort and offer.
"I am very grateful for the time and expertise that you invested in evaluating my application. Unfortunately, I have decided to decline your offer at present."
They don't need to know about the other offer, really. Just that you're saying no so they can move on. Kinda like dating, really.
*mock pout* Yours is better.
n'aww! Not really. Just wordier. :) *pets you*
Well, congratulations on getting a good job offer, and an even better one.
It's nice to be wanted...
"While I consider you a desirable work place, the position offered appealing, and appreciate the effort made, I've come to the conclusion that the fit is not quite right.
I will keep your offer letter on file for any future considerations."
You don't have to tell them about the other job, but try to work in "If I told you, I'd have to kill you." somewhere.
hmmmmm ... well, the first things that popped into my head were way to smartassed for a real response ... funny, but unprofessional ... so, I came up with this:
"Thank you SO much for your consideration. I truly appreciate the interest you have shown, but after careful consideration, I really don't see this as a good fit at this time. I wish you well in your search for a candidate as equally worthy of your interest."
gives the proper thanks, and lets them know you are worthy and they are losing out, but not in so much of a 'suck it' way