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[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."

[User Picture]From: baisleac
2008-05-27 07:23 pm (UTC)
I have chosen to go in another direction at this time, but thank you very much for the effort and offer.

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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2008-05-27 07:39 pm (UTC)
"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.

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[User Picture]From: baisleac
2008-05-27 07:48 pm (UTC)
*mock pout* Yours is better.
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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2008-05-27 08:00 pm (UTC)
n'aww! Not really. Just wordier. :) *pets you*
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[User Picture]From: wizardglick
2008-05-27 07:43 pm (UTC)
Well, congratulations on getting a good job offer, and an even better one.

It's nice to be wanted...
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[User Picture]From: lalartu
2008-05-27 08:17 pm (UTC)
You could go with:
"Thank you so much, I really appreciate your effort but I got another offer that better meets my personal needs."
Just drop the Suck it.

Did you end up asking for an extension on the offer deadline?

I believe you are safe with:
Thank you for the offer, I appreciate the time and energy you have put into the process but I have decided to accept a position with another company.

Also try the internet:
google: how to decline a job offer

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[User Picture]From: lapsedagnostic
2008-05-27 09:02 pm (UTC)
"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."
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[User Picture]From: wizardglick
2008-05-27 09:22 pm (UTC)
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.

Always effective.
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[User Picture]From: russell_moore
2008-05-28 12:16 am (UTC)
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
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