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Old 09-12-2012, 03:00 PM
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I recently accepted a job offer and have a start date next week.
Due to family issues with a move to another city I need to rescind.
How can I rescind without damaging my reputation?
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:49 PM
Location: South Florida
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Call and follow up with a letter/email. Don't go into detail. Briefly exain you have a family crisis Apologize profusely and move on. You'll be ok. Best of luck!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:36 AM
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Call them, explain your situation, apologize, and move on.

The only thing you can do to lessen the blow on your reputation is to handle it professionally and explain your situation to them. In large companies this type of thing tends to make less difference for your chances of future business with the company since there is a higher turnover rate; you may not even deal with the same people in the future. Odds are a larger company has a longer list of potential candidates too and they will just move onto the next person. A smaller company is more likely to remember these things but may or may not hold it against you (they may see you as unreliable). Or you may never return to the area in which case none of this will likely matter.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:20 AM
Location: IL
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Good answers so far. People understand emergencies or other issues arise. Explain that you are disappointed about not being able to take the job, but be forthcoming.
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