I know, I know - I haven’t even started my new job, but already I’m having issues. Here we go:
I have accepted a job offer for a lot of money. The job is about 35-40 minutes away.
I just got a request for an interview for a job offer that will probably be ever so slightly less money, but will be virtually right across the street. The interview will be conducted by someone I’ve worked with before and clicked really well with. I’m pretty sure I’ll get the job.
But, I’ve already accepted an offer.
I think I know the answer to this, but I have to ask anyway, as I’m sure you can understand why this is a dilemma.
Do I do the interview, knowing that I already have a job and see what happens, potentially rescinding my acceptance of the other job offer? Or do I politely inform my former co-worker that I now have a job and decline any interviews and subsequent offers?
One of the reasons I left my previous job was because it was so far away from home. Which was why making the decision to accept this one was so very hard, since it was further. But the money was so good. Still, this one is only 10 minutes from home and less than 2 minutes from my son’s daycare and will probably only offer $5,000 less to start, but might have a better benefits structure. Damn and double damn!
My first thought is that I’m obligated to continue with my current path, working at the company far, far away because I have already accepted. But now I don’t wanna. I suspect I’m acting like a git, but I would love your opinions nonetheless, please! What would you do???