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About to start at firm A in a week, but I've already accepted another offer from firm B. It was leaps and bounds better in terms of comp. Am I better off telling firm A the real reason that I am reneging, or should I skirt around the question?

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Would give no reason - just say circumstances changed

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So true but you just never know how people react. Just so many different types of people out there

i would tell them as a courtesy. they should know their comp is way off. you’re burning a bridge, so it doesn’t really matter what you say - at least help them out a bit

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Give the real reason, feedback on compensation packages is important.

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If you tell them all the details they will perceive you as someone who is flakey and not congruent with their words, and they will not use that information to change their business practices. If you simply tell them your circumstances changed and don’t rub salt in the wounds, they will respect you for your “honesty”.

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are you serious? he is persona non grata at firm A regardless

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As a hiring manager who was recently rescinded on, definitely tell them the reason you are rescinding. Only upside in doing so.

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What firms?

Lmao damn you trying to out him / her?

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Tell them it was for $$ so they know how to fix/prevent it in the future.

Tell firm A that you are going to join firm for a comp higher than firm B and then say “I have altered our deal, pray I don’t alter it any further”

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