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#16 BeerFan

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:36

Drop your pants, sit on top of a copy machine, and fax the picture to them. (Y)


#17 Shiranui

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:02

Drop your pants, sit on top of a copy machine, and fax the picture to them. (Y)


Should you write the words "kiss this" on one of the cheeks?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 00:34

Have sex with the wife of the boss!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 00:38

Have another person assume your identity at the place you got an offer, and collect 10% of whatever he makes.

#20 Raze

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 00:42

Clone yourself, double your income, no problem! ;)

#21 dvb2000

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:57

I went through the interview process with each and this week I was offered employment at both places


Dear Employer

Thank you very much for your offer of employment.

I have received numerous offers from other extremely high quality employers which has made my selection process very difficult. However, l regret to inform you that on this occasion you have not been short listed for acceptance of your offer.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your offer of employment and wish you all the very best for the future.

#22 Daedroth

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:04

I was in the exact same situation at the end of last year. I simply rang the one I was turning down and simply said something along the lines of 'Thank you very much for the offer but I'm afraid I'm going to have to decline, but I appreciate the consideration.' They then asked why, and I just explained that I'd received a better job offer.

They also appreciate being told honestly and quickly, so they can then contact the next candidate.

#23 -Himanshu-

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:09

Should you write the words "kiss this" on one of the cheeks?


One word on each will be better. :D

#24 rfirth

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:32

Have another person assume your identity at the place you got an offer, and collect 10% of whatever he makes.


10% on top of incurred tax liability. If they are assuming your identity, the IRS will be receiving a W-2 with your name on it.

#25 Cute James

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:33

This is an interesting discussion - I'm curious as to which direction the OP decided upon.

Either way, best of luck with your new job!

#26 MrA

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:33

As almost everyone said, reply politely that you've decided to pursue other opportunities. Where it get's weird, is when they call you asking why you turned them down and if you'd reconsider.

#27 Richard C.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:45

Always be honest, and civil, they probably get this happen often as it's not uncommon for people to apply for lots of similar opportunities and they will understand your position.

#28 BillyJack

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:07

Tell them that you have another offer and you have chosen that offer. Thank Your for the opportunity. You never know. They might inquire about the other offer, and it is fine to tell them information if you like, and they might offer you more money or benefits.