Is it okay to ask for time to think about a job?
I had an interview at an auto care garage as a customer service advisor. I am being offered a position today and I think I will have another offer from the city I live in as a park maintenance which sounds like more fun. The auto care place really likes me and I am afraid if I ask for time to think about it they might not be interested. They want me to start orientation on Tuesday! How do I go about this?
Asked By: Megan Anne - 3/22/2012
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take the job at the auto care place, do not mention anything about the other job, if it comes through, and is better working conditions or more money, or just will make you happier, then quit the auto place. do not stall, or you might end up with either job.
Answered By: sig - 3/22/2012
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"Thank you for offering me a job. I have interviewed with one other location, and I would like to wait for their offer before I make a final decision. May I wait to respond to your offer until the end of business tomorrow... More
Answered By: Anon - 3/22/2012
You have to delay somehow, what if park maintenance doesn't happen? Can you tell the auto care people you are really interested, but you can't say accept right now as .....one of your uncles in the next town is trying to sort a job for you in his firm? And of course you might miss out on both - it's a gamble.Best of... More
Answered By: Chris - 3/22/2012
In some instances, yes it is but not in the job areas you have listed. Taking time to think about accepting a job offer is usually reserved for positions having more to do with a career than a regular job. You went to them to ask for employment and now they have offered you that employment...in today's world it's... More
Answered By: Chris B - 3/22/2012
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