View Full Version : Job offer ~ what to do.
09-14-2005, 01:35 PM
I am in a major state of confusion right now. I have been offered a job I didn't apply for. The position is a purchasing/recieving type thing with food prep and some event planning. Pay isn't hot, but it is M-F 6:30-3pm. Position isn't necessarily what I had in mind ~ I was looking at a cooking job, but the connections are great and I will be in constant contact with food industry people. I am pretty much ready to take it BUT....
I purchased a non-refundable plane ticket for a holiday that I have long waited for and I am fairly determined to go. I suspect i will be unable to take time off from this job except during term dates and my holiday most definitely does NOT fall in a term break.
Curious what you would do.....
09-14-2005, 01:39 PM
First of all, congrats on the offer!!!
I would just explain to them that you have holiday planned and paid for and when you are going :)
It sounds like it would be a great experience. I hope it works out for you Linda!
09-14-2005, 01:40 PM
Before ruling it out ask if there is anyway to work around your previously made plans. They must want you since it was offered to you and you didn't even apply so maybe there's some wiggle room.
I interviewed for my current job 4 months pregnant and told them if they wanted me then we would have to work something out for after DD was born. I was able to bring her to work w/ me for the 1st 18 months and still can 3x/month.
09-14-2005, 01:40 PM
Your power of negotiation is strongest the moment BEFORE you accept the position. Advise them of your plans in advance, and offer to accept the position w/ the condition that you need time for you pre-planned trip.
As a recruiter, I can assure you that many, many people have vacations planned. Check with them- most likely, it is not a big deal.
09-14-2005, 02:19 PM
I agree with the others. Take the job, but tell them of your already-made plans. We've hired people who have been in that predicament. Just be upfront about it, "I'm really excited about the opportunity and would love to accept, but I have tickets for an already-planned commitment. I hope that won't pose a problem because I can't wait to join your team!"
09-14-2005, 02:40 PM
Definitely tell them that you will accept on the condition that you are still going to take your vacation.
09-14-2005, 03:03 PM
Thanks guys.. that was pretty much my plan, but I was curious if I was being stupid to do.. Fingers crossed they'll accept me on my terms...
I agree with everyone else and think they will accept your terms. It's a very common thing. But, if not, there'll be another job when you ARE looking! :p
Congrats, really. That's flattery in a very tangible form.
09-20-2005, 05:52 AM
Has this worked out yet? Inquiring minds want to know :D
09-20-2005, 07:11 AM
I am employed! It is official as of yesterday, with the stipulation that I get my time off.
Thanks for asking, Kim.
09-20-2005, 07:49 AM
COngratulations Linda!!! How exciting!
09-20-2005, 08:46 AM
Linda...so glad that worked out for you. Congratulations :D
09-20-2005, 08:55 AM
That is great news! Congratulations!
09-20-2005, 10:47 AM
Great news on your job! And especially gratifying that they came looking for you.
Just wondering....where is this non-refundable plane ticket going to take you for your holiday? (Unless it is a surprise or secret, that is)
:) ;) :D
09-20-2005, 10:51 AM
(Many congrats, as CL won't let me say "Congrats!" as it isn't long enough. Perhaps I should have sent my warmest congratulations.)
09-20-2005, 10:54 AM
Thats great! Congrats on the new employment!
09-20-2005, 01:27 PM
Wonderful news! They obviously knew that you were too good to let slip through their fingers :)
09-20-2005, 01:37 PM
Congrats and glad you got the time off!
09-20-2005, 01:47 PM
Yeah! I hope it is the perfect opportunity for you.
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