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Old 06-13-2019, 09:29 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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I suggest you take the job. Once you're in you can get experience and move around.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:31 AM
 
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You should listen to your gut. I rescinded an acceptance offer when I got a counter from a different agency that I hadn’t even applied to…word of mouth. It didn’t hurt me at all, in fact, the agency whose offer I rejected kept sending me other positions available but, they couldn’t match what I was making at the agency I went with.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:42 AM
 
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A civil service job with New York State? Take the job. You can always leave for private industry later.

My parents kept nagging me to take a civil service test. If you watch clips of old routines from comics from years ago, they incorporated this in their routine. Did I listen? No! Do I regret it? Yes!!!!
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:50 AM
 
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Take the civil service job. You are not getting any younger.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:14 PM
 
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Take the civil service job. You are not getting any younger.
What, growing old at a job you hate is a better alternative?
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:19 PM
 
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What, growing old at a job you hate is a better alternative?
The OP hasnít even started the job. Most people donít stay in the same initial civil service job and move up or into other positions after they are there a while. A lot of states/systems have aging populations, so there will be a lot of room for growth in upcoming years.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:19 PM
 
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Withdraw your acceptance of a civil service job? Happens a lot. You will not be blacklisted unless it is a small agency in a small city. The selecting official probably will not remember your name after a week or so. They just move on to the next candidate.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I'm not understanding why you regret the offer. You could work there, love it and be happy. You could work there, realize it is not for you, and look for another job leaving on good terms.

You don't like where you are working... so why not take the new job?
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:19 PM
 
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I'm not understanding why you regret the offer. You could work there, love it and be happy. You could work there, realize it is not for you, and look for another job leaving on good terms.

You don't like where you are working... so why not take the new job?
I guess my regret is that I felt that I should have stuck with my current job a bit more, maybe my feeling toward the job would change. In addition, I just can't stop feeling bad for leaving. I felt as though I have abandoned my supervisor when she is currently short on staffs. A lot of people from my department has been quitting for a better job opportunity. I know that you should think about yourself, but I really like my supervisor and is thankful to her for hiring me and being such an understanding person. She was the only person that was willing to hire me despite my lack of experience. I feel as though the only reason I got to where I am is that she has given me a chance, and I repay her by leaving when she needed me the most. My boss is supportive of my decision and said that I should do what best for me, but that made me felt even worst.

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Old 06-13-2019, 07:37 PM
 
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a. You won't be blackballed. An individual hiring manager might remember you and not make an offer later, but organizationally there is no list. No one has time to keep such a list anyway.

b. If your heart's not in making the change, then you shouldn't.
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