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Old 08-16-2016, 06:57 PM
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bad taste? is it possible? thoughts?
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:15 PM
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I'm listening to responses to this as well!
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:16 PM
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Turned Down a Job Offer? It Is Possible to Go Back - WSJ

I turned down a job offer, but now I want to accept it

Can You Change Your Mind After Turning Down an Offer? | On Careers | US News

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Old 08-16-2016, 07:46 PM
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I imagine they have already moved on to the next person on the list; we certainly would have.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:08 AM
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Unless you had a really good reason, like say sick family member or say going to be out of the country when they wanted you to start, they'd sort of keep an eye on you. They would know you'd bolt when offered a different job in the future. IMO, not really worth it to go back. One, mostly, they wouldn't hire you. Two, you'd probably not be treated well.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:18 AM
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What have you got to lose?

I one declined an interview with an organization because I had already accepted a job offer from another company. Almost immediately after starting the job, I realized I had made a terrible mistake. The company was the wrong fit. I reached back out to the organization with which I had declined the interview to ask if the positions was still open. It was, and they scheduled an interview with me. The hiring manager was understanding about my situation. I got the job.

Chances are that in your case, they may have made an offer to their next choice candidate. But you never know. What's the worst that could happen?
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:23 AM
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bad taste? is it possible? thoughts?
too many variables for any of us to know really.. but the thing is that it never hurts to ask. Be prepared for them to blow you off; and be happy if they decide to give you a shot. I would recommend that you ask yourself why you turned down the job in the first place and what is different now that you want to go back (and be prepared to tell them your answer if asked)
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:12 PM
Location: Oakland, CA
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Something similar thing happened to me recently.

Last fall I wanted to make a change (same industry, more narrow focus) I applied for a position at company B, they offered me the job but the pay was too low. I tried to haggle, they said "no thanks but what about this other position", basically offered me that job on the spot and the pay was much better. I went in to put my 2 weeks notice and my job(company A) offered me a 20% raise to stay. Albeit not as much as the offer but easier commute, continuing the job, etc. I politely declined and gave the whole "it's a small world, hope to work with you in the future" spiel in my e-mail.

This April I reached my fill and decided to give notice at company A. Considering the job market, it was a relatively amicable departure. I reached out to the company B, they just so happened to be looking for a the senior level of the job they offered me before. I went in, interviewed and got an offer within 24 hours. Also got another offer that same week, did the same polite decline with the company C, one of the interviewers added me on LinkedIn.

During the interviewed, they mentioned they weren't surprised I turned the offer (was a bit overqualified and the commute isn't ideal). I talked about how interested I was in having an expertise in one area rather than continuing to be a "Jill of all trades"

Hopefully you were polite in your decline and you've got passion to say why you're still interested. Good Luck!
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:21 PM
Location: SF Bay Area
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Bad taste? Definitely not.
Possible to get the same job? Sure, but not likely.
But as a previous poster indicated: what do you have to lose?
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