Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I'm off the hook

I just made the call and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I think it went like this:

"I just wanted to thank you for your time and consideration, but I've decided to pursue other opportunities."

I tried to get it all out quickly to pre-empt an interruption and loss of courage on my part, so I can't remember what exactly it was I said.

The hiring manager, who I've heard from at least 4 different reliable sources is super-nice, sounded super-nice on the phone, and asked if it was with their company or somewhere else, so I said somewhere else.

And I couldn't help but to apologize: "I hope I haven't wasted any of your time," and he said, "No, I appreciate you telling me now."

So I did it. I'm off the hook. I don't know if I just made a mistake, but it's done.


applevenusian said...

This sounds much better than the time I almost quit my job for another, and my boss talked me out of it... when I had already accepted the other job and turned in a letter of resignation. THEN I had to call the other job and tell them that I changed my mind. Good grief.

phoenix said...

That must have been an awkward conversation to have! I wonder if you stayed with the company a long time after that since statistics apparently show that people who have been talked out of leaving their job eventually leave anyway within something like a year.

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