Wednesday, January 14, 2009

job letter

remember that job offer thingie that was looming around?
higher up & i were supposed to get back to one another after the first of the year. but he didn't call & i haven't either & the past couple of days i've been working on writing a letter to decline the offer.

do you have any idea how difficult it is to decline an offer yet deplomatically tell someone what an cheapskate/swindler/ass your old boss was? & how you would never go back to work for the company if you had anything to do with old boss....
because, they're still listed on my resume, i don't want to burn the bridge.

well, i tried over & over but was only able to come up with scathing words (i know, imagine that from lil ole me? most people think only flowers & rose petals come out of my mouth & are surprised once they get to know me)

i received an email from old boss this morning asking if i still wanted to be considered for the position....see, he doesn't even want to say "accept the position". (i think higher up is the one who really thought of me)

so i replied & said i felt as though i did not fit in with the company culture [who would employee such an ass as he] & considering the instability of our future after B retires, it would be best for me to decline the offer.

i hope biting my tongue pays off.

2 comments:

  1. I think that was a great reply!

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  2. thanks, old boss replied with "i appreciate your candor" - he doesn't know the HALF of it!

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