Is it okay to quit from a new job because you got a better offer?

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Is it okay to quit from a new job because you got a better offer?

AliMc AliMc
I have a job interview coming up but I'm still waiting to hear back about my application from a different company. If my interview is successful and I'm offered the job obviously I'm in no position to turn it down but I don't want to lose out on this other role. Do you think it's fine to accept the job anyway and quit if my first choice comes through? Have/would you ever do that?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes, go for it.
43
No, that's unethical.
1
I have done it myself.
3
I haven't done it but would if I was in that situation.
11
I haven't done it and wouldn't.
1
Other
Total votes: 59 (49 voters)
Poll is closed
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L&P3040 L&P3040
Yes if your offered something better take it.
07/30/2012
pizzahut pizzahut
yes take it i would.
07/30/2012
marshmallow marshmallow
Yes do it!
07/30/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Companies in general do not deserve your loyalty. You will be an 'employee at will' which means - when they say you're done - you're done. They will not hesitate to cut you loose - look out for yourself.
07/31/2012
Rey Rey
go for it - you are the master of your own destiny
07/31/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I would totally go for it.
07/31/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Zombirella
I would totally go for it.
same here
07/31/2012
PoppyTraille PoppyTraille
No need to stay unless you're obligated
07/31/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by AliMc
I have a job interview coming up but I'm still waiting to hear back about my application from a different company. If my interview is successful and I'm offered the job obviously I'm in no position to turn it down but I don't want to ...
You should never stop looking for something to better yourself or your situation. Companies never hesitate to continue to look for the next brightest prospect. So long as you aren't accepting a moving allowance or some other perk that would need to be repaid I think you're fine. You still gotta have a job while you wait for the job of your dreams, right?
07/31/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I would do it. Just give your 2 weeks notice.
07/31/2012
kitty91 kitty91
i would do it if it was a better position and pay just give them your two weeks notice
07/31/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by AliMc
I have a job interview coming up but I'm still waiting to hear back about my application from a different company. If my interview is successful and I'm offered the job obviously I'm in no position to turn it down but I don't want to ...
Though I have not been lucky enough to be in that situation, I would go for it
07/31/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by kitty91
i would do it if it was a better position and pay just give them your two weeks notice
Why worry about two weeks notice? If a company is going to get raid of you...they are just going to do it. Why should you have to show them courtesy they wouldn't show you? If you get the offer for a bright future...GO for it! Most of the time companies that want to hire you don't want to wait for you to give your old job two weeks notice.
07/31/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
I'm in the same situation right now.
07/31/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
Why worry about two weeks notice? If a company is going to get raid of you...they are just going to do it. Why should you have to show them courtesy they wouldn't show you? If you get the offer for a bright future...GO for it! Most of the time ...
Why would you give two weeks notice? It's called burning bridges. Which in your professional career is something you never want to do. Most companies, when you turn in your two week notice (unless you are in a position where you need to train your replacement) go ahead and cut you loose right then and there. It's just courtesy in the business world to officially say "I don't want to work here anymore and this is why".

A similar situation happened to my husband, they wouldn't pony up the money so he went elsewhere. A year later? They were banging on his door, "please come work for us, we'll pay you now". Weird things happen these days and you never know when you're going to be kissing the ass of the toes you stepped on, before.
07/31/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by AliMc
I have a job interview coming up but I'm still waiting to hear back about my application from a different company. If my interview is successful and I'm offered the job obviously I'm in no position to turn it down but I don't want to ...
I think you should go for it, go to as many interviews as possible, pick one offer from them. I am lucky that the worse offer came after I already accepted the better offer.
07/31/2012
Tianna Silver Tianna Silver
I say go for it.
07/31/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
I once quit on what would have been my first day for a similar reason.
07/31/2012
Badass Badass
I have done this and regretted it. If you are going to quit the job, first talk to your manager/supervisor and give them notice. That way if something goes wrong with the other job, you haven't burned the bridge at the first place.
07/31/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by AliMc
I have a job interview coming up but I'm still waiting to hear back about my application from a different company. If my interview is successful and I'm offered the job obviously I'm in no position to turn it down but I don't want to ...
yes i would go for it
08/01/2012
sexykiss sexykiss
yes go for it
08/01/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Yep, try it until they have a solid offer. Even so, pick the one that's the best for you
08/01/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Yes go for it. Good luck!
09/29/2012
loveme9 loveme9
yes go for it
09/29/2012
Total posts: 25
Unique posters: 25