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How to refuse a job offer that i've already accepted?

I went to interview at geek squad last week and they offered me a job on the spot. I accepted the job and they put me in for orientation and I even got the drug test taken..now two days after that I had an interview with Sprint for a very nice job position and the next day i got a job offer from them as well..I definitely want the sprint job so how do i call Best Buy and say no to them when i am technically already their employee and they think ill be there for my orientation tomorrow..i am confused :( In the mean time i want to refuse the job in a way that if i need to go back to them in the future they will hire me again..maybe it's selfish of me but i still want to do that...any help in this regard would be appreciated.

Asked By: kinfar03 - 7/28/2006
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Notify them immediately. Honesty works best... More
Answered By: St. Ruger - 7/28/2006
Additional Answers (23)
just don't show up
Answered By: tom - 7/28/2006
 
tell the truth and, explain that you can make up to 3 times what they are offering!
Answered By: ademol2 - 7/28/2006
 
Honesty Call Best Buy, thank them for the opportunity but you've decided to accept another offer for employment.
Answered By: mand - 7/28/2006
 
sorry running out of points......thanx
Answered By: bobcatloader - 7/28/2006
 
You'll definitely have to be truthful and tell them.
Answered By: nth10sd - 7/28/2006
 
just cal them and say no.
Answered By: funky boy - 7/28/2006
 
once you turn down a job you're never going to get it back. so just tell them you're sorry but another opportunity came up that was TOO good to pass up and you have changed your mind. OR just don't show up.
Answered By: REAPER - 7/28/2006
 
Don't burn your bridges. Tell them that you're grateful for the author but you've decided that it's in your best interest to pursue another avenue at this time. And apologize for any inconvienance this might cause them.
Answered By: Lex - 7/28/2006
 
geek squad rox! but jus tell them the jod ain't workin for u
Answered By: Corona_14 - 7/28/2006
 
I did that once. Just be honest and tell them you changed your mind. At least they will respect you and any company would rather NOT have someone working for them than to have them working but not wanting to be there.
Answered By: captmhunt - 7/28/2006
 
Anyway you handle it, you will not be welcomed back to Best Buy. You cost them money and they got nothing for it. You will burn your bridge no matter what.
Answered By: strawbrrybabe - 7/28/2006
 
Call them and let them know how much you appreciate the offer but another opportuinity that better suits your talents has been offered to you. Express how much you enjoyed your brief time with them and how difficult it was to make this decision. It compliments them while rejecting them and gives you a better chance... More
Answered By: dana2pnw - 7/28/2006
 
Just ring them up and tell them sorry but you have been offered a better position. It is really bad and stupid not to tell them, you never know you might well walk out on the other job and need to go back. You sound very fickle to me.
Answered By: NightSpotter - 7/28/2006
 
IMO, I think you shouldn't take the Sprint job. I used them as my carrier and they are thieves. If you call with a question the next thing you know your contract is renewed with the date of your question and a $40 fee on your next bill and you have to fight, complain and wait and fight some more and talk to a manager... More
Answered By: Faerie - 7/28/2006
 
you have no one to please but yourself, geeksquad will find someone else, call them and tell them you've had a better offer
Answered By: pkingman1274 - 7/28/2006
 
Honesty is always the best policy. Explain to them that you got hired by Sprint and it offers a better opportunity for you. Thank them for their offer; and tell them that you'd like to give Sprint a try...but if for any reason it didn't work out; could you please come back and work for them? Be very apologetic and... More
Answered By: River H - 7/28/2006
 
Phone the manager. Tell her or him that you were offered a position that will pay you more. Next, apologize sincerely for the inconvenience you have caused the manager, and tell her or him that this was tough decision (even if it wasn't--you want the manager to feel valued for her or his time, and you never know, you... More
Answered By: j14456um - 7/28/2006
 
If you are sure that you want the job at Sprint, just call the other place and explain the situation to them... More
Answered By: drumfly08 - 7/28/2006
 
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Answered By: sara76c - 7/28/2006
 
Call Best Buy and ask to speak to either your (new) manager or the individual that hired you. State you are pleased that they offered you a position with their company but another offer with better compensation has come along--the bottom line is we all work to make money--they should understand that--but do call them-... More
Answered By: Cat - 7/28/2006
 
Be respectful and call them A.S.A.P before they put any money into hiring you and let them know the truth that a job you had previously applied for called and you really had opted for the other job first and would like to take it,give them your sincere gratitude for thier job offer but you have to decline at this time... More
Answered By: kim.york - 7/28/2006
 
It's going to be difficult to have Best Buy consider hiring you again. When you accepted the job they rejected all other applicants, who may at this point have accepted other jobs. Best Buy now has to go through the trouble of reposting the job and hiring someone else. They're not likely to forget the trouble you... More
Answered By: cyanidesedative - 7/28/2006
 
just take the money and run
Answered By: Victoria - 7/28/2006
 
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