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Old 06-19-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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I just started working for raytheon and made a mistake and didn't ask for relocation assistance when I accepted the offer. Now I contacted the recruiter on the first day at work, she said now its too late but will check and let me know. I am getting other interview calls for full time positions. Should I quit just because of this if I get a better offer? Benefits will more likely be the same everywhere and so I don't really see a reason to ignore the relocation just because I didn't negotiate on time since I still can with other firms. But I do get a TS clearance through Raytheon and that's about it. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:07 PM
 
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Well, aside from the unethical part of backing out of an accepted job offer...What division/location are you potentially working at? You may or may not know there has been significant consolidation and layoffs. You were lucky to get an offer at all. It was my understanding a lot of offers aren't getting relocation, signing bonuses, etc this year.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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Only downside to leaving right after starting work is this particular company may not ever consider you for a position in the future. That also happens when backing out of an accepted offer. Having said that, do whats best for you.

If you think your skillset is rare and this is one of the very few jobs available, then it will be wise to stay put considering long term.
If your skillset it wider and this one of the 1000 companies by all mean keep looking, and make sure you look at every aspect and negotiate until you are completely satisified before accepting offer.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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After already starting work, your chances of getting relocation are zero. Save your receipts and deduct it off your taxes. Lesson learned...
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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After already starting work, your chances of getting relocation are zero. Save your receipts and deduct it off your taxes. Lesson learned...
I second Christie. You should have negotiated the relocation allowance during your interview process. What you can do now is claim it in this years tax filing.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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Not having the foresight to negotiate relocation prior to accepting their offer - or even prior to showing up for work - is on you, not the employer. Perhaps the next employer will offer relocation, and after starting work you will realize they did not offer a good 401(k) match. The next one will have an excellent 401(k) match, but their health plan will suck. How often are you willing to move?
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I just started working for raytheon and made a mistake and didn't ask for relocation assistance when I accepted the offer. Now I contacted the recruiter on the first day at work, she said now its too late but will check and let me know. I am getting other interview calls for full time positions. Should I quit just because of this if I get a better offer? Benefits will more likely be the same everywhere and so I don't really see a reason to ignore the relocation just because I didn't negotiate on time since I still can with other firms. But I do get a TS clearance through Raytheon and that's about it. Any thoughts?
Wow. Chutzpah.

Claim it on your taxes and remember to ask for it during the interview process next time. I hope your boss doesn't catch wind of this. Unless you have highly-specialized hard-to-find skills, I'd tell you to just go ahead and find another job if I were him/her.
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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There is an unofficial blacklist among some recruiting firms. You will end up on it if you back out of an offer that you accepted.

And many firms with their own internal recruiters do the same.

It is small world. I think its great that you voiced your concern. But you have to move forward and live by your word.

Do you leave your spouse if someone richer/cuter/stabler comes along?
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:27 PM
 
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Just stop. You already look stupid for "forgetting" to negotiate relocation. Don't make Raytheon think they hired a complete embicle by continuing to force the issue.

Are you really willing to quit this job and be blacklisted from what I imagine is one of the more prestigious employers in your industry over a $3,000-ish relo package? Think longer term....
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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I just started working for raytheon and made a mistake and didn't ask for relocation assistance when I accepted the offer. Now I contacted the recruiter on the first day at work, she said now its too late but will check and let me know. I am getting other interview calls for full time positions. Should I quit just because of this if I get a better offer? Benefits will more likely be the same everywhere and so I don't really see a reason to ignore the relocation just because I didn't negotiate on time since I still can with other firms. But I do get a TS clearance through Raytheon and that's about it. Any thoughts?

There is nothing wrong with asking about it here but...........

Backing out would be bad game theory on a few fronts:
1. Raytheon is an awesome company to work for......
2. As TX75007 mentioned, blowing them off would hurt you with Raytheon more or less forever and you would be blacklisted within the recruiting community to a degree.
3. You forgot to hash-out a relo deal. As others have said it would be flatly unethical to renege now.

Take the Raytheon gig show up with a smile on your face and work your butt off......
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