3 Reasons Not to Take the Job You’ve Been Offered
There are a hundred good reasons to accept the job you’ve been offered. A good salary, a great work environment, terrific co-workers and a flexible schedule are just a few of them.
However, there are also a ton of reasons to turn a job down. It’s perfectly understandable, when you are anxious about a finding a new position, to grab onto and accept the first one offered; especially if you’re presently unemployed.
But don’t let desperation rule your common sense. While it may seem like any job is better than none, remember that you spend about 25% of your time at work. Do you really want to dedicate such a large chunk of your valuable and irreplaceable hours feeling miserable, day after day, week after week?
We don’t always get along with our coworkers all of the time. But as adults we have, for the most part, learned how to deal with people with whom we just can’t be friends. We don’t have to like everyone; we just have to be able to work with them in tandem.However, if you meet with your future boss and he comes across as condescending, disrespectful, or just downright rude, run, don’t walk to the nearest exit. Think about it. He’s meeting with a potential new hire. If this is how he treats you when he is supposed to be on his best behavior, how will he treat you when you become his subordinate? What makes you think his attitude will get better once you get the position?
Listen to your gut instincts. Stop a moment and think about it; whenever you’ve had a strong gut instinct and you didn’t listen to it, you have always regretted it. Your instincts are nothing more than your mind and body processing and reacting subconsciously to all you are seeing and hearing. If you are getting that rocks-in-the-stomach feeling every time you think of going to work at this new place, don’t accept the offer. Yes, it will mean you still have to go on the dreaded job search a little longer, but that beats by a mile having to get up and trudge through your day as a wretched, desolate being. Which you will be, if you don’t listen to your gut.
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