U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment > Job Search
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 12-14-2015, 12:12 PM
 
1 posts, read 447 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Hi guys, just a quick question please. Let's say I signed a job offer. But the start day is still weeks from date signed. Can I just go ahead and let my employer know that I need/want to back out? Let's say that I have reasons to back out. I just want to be educated with the implications.

Thanks for your time on reading this.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-14-2015, 12:25 PM
 
7,422 posts, read 13,710,164 times
Reputation: 4944
the only potential consequence is burning a bridge with the employer. they're not going to sue you or anything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
15,024 posts, read 21,728,201 times
Reputation: 22191
Quote:
Originally Posted by groar View Post
the only potential consequence is burning a bridge with the employer. they're not going to sue you or anything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2015, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
12,160 posts, read 10,344,414 times
Reputation: 33151
Just read what you signed very carefully and see what it says.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-16-2015, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Seattle
1,757 posts, read 1,013,777 times
Reputation: 3013
Employment "at will" is the default law in the US. An offer is not a contract and they could only recover something from you if they bound you to some financial obligation, such as reimbursing moving expenses fronted.

Slavery was abolished in 1865, indentured servitude in 1917.

The sooner you let them know the better it is for you both.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment > Job Search
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top