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How bad is it to renege on a verbal job acceptance? Haven’t signed the offer letter yet. And what if you were referred for the role by former mentors?

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Its fine if you don't want to work there in the future. I would definitely talk to your mentor and just let them know why you're making the decision that you are, but they should support you if they are a legit mentor. It might depend slightly on their position/title, but they will almost certainly not be help accountable for your decision.

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Life happens. No one likes it, but professional folks get it.

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Send a bottle of wine thanking them and all is forgiven

If you are in your 20s, rank-and-file type, it is definitely that easy or less. Don’t overdramatize your career—recipe for stress and burnout. Be genuine, honest, and act with integrity. Life happens! Your mentor understands this…or is not a mentor you really want. If this is a key position for the company and you are a senior leader then def more is needed, obvs. 😊

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