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Big Dilemma: Can I back off from a signed job offer?

Ano_ni_mooseAno_ni_moose PEx Rookie ⭐
edited March 2019 in The Working Filipino
Hello guys, okay lang ba sa mga company kahit na nakapirma ka na ng contract, tapos biglang may mas magandang offer na dumating tapos sabihin mo na hindi mo na ituloy ang employment mo sa kanila? Hindi pa naman nakakapagsimula eh.. Salamat sa makakasagot.
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  • Issues like this should be brought to the Legal Dept of whichever company you signed up with to avoid any future problems.

    Also, HAHAHAHAHA.

    Love and peace.
  • hhhmmmm.. ingat lang sa karma.. hehehe

    :chew:
  • ^try mo na lang kausapin ung current company mo para maayos ang hiwalayan, tutal di ka pa naman naguumpisa sa kanila. wala namang di nadadaan sa mabuting usapan :P
  • Ok lang yan. Companies will drop you anytime they feel you're of no use to them anymore anyways. But don't burn your bridges and just walk out of the contract. Talk to them that you found a better offer. Malay mo taasan pa yung salary offer mo. hehe.

    Word of advice lang. Choose a job that fits your personality and something you enjoy. In the end, money will follow. Better start with something small but you feel you will enjoy and excel in than in a higher salary pero titiisin mo lang yung ginagawa mo for the next 8 hours. Sooner or later you will realize you are not excelling and will end up jumping from one company and industry to another.

    Also, choose a company that you feel provides good training for you. I'm not talking about classroom training. Basta good exposure lang sa gusto mong mangyari sa buhay mo. Good Luck!
  • Ok lang yan. Companies will drop you anytime they feel you're of no use to them anymore anyways. But don't burn your bridges and just walk out of the contract. Talk to them that you found a better offer. Malay mo taasan pa yung salary offer mo. hehe.
    Wow. A classic case of "Do unto others before they do unto you."

    I don't know about you but something's clearly wrong with that kind of thinking for me.
  • sabihin mo nalang dun sa company na napirmahan mo na ng contract na may mas magandang offer, kc minsan kung talgang gusto ka nila tatapatan nila yung offer ng ibang company.. malay mo kaya naman nila tapatan diba? :D
  • The thread starter's situation nearly happened to me.

    I already signed-up for this new company when other prospective companies called to ask me to come for interview/exams, etc.

    What I did was to decline all of them because it would just confuse me if the other companies eventually take me in. I did so specially because I already underwent (under the company's expense) the medical exams.

    So far, I think I made the right decision. :D
  • You know what? This is exactly what I did. This other company called just this afternoon. I told them that i recently accepted an offer, which is only partly true because it wasn't really recently. Anyway the friend who referred me to this new company told me of great things like travel opportunities, really good job offer and all that.. but eventually I figured that I like the first one better even though the offer was not what I expected. There's a feeling that I made the right choice.. only time can tell if I'm right. :hmm:
  • Help!

    Im facing the same situation. I really had a change of heart the day that the contract will take effect. Now they are harassing me at my current office.

    Do they have any legal right to file charges?> I honestly said that i dont want to work for them anymore. I changed my mind before the i came on board.

    Pls Advice.
  • silvermugsilvermug PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    haha! hindi ko alam kung nakakatawa 'to or nakakalungkot. pero, like what most said, try niyong kausapin. but, it's definitely bad if you just walk away leaving them clueless. that will make things ugly.
  • iba naman ang case ko, yung company ang nag-backout without telling me why. they just sent me a letter stating that hindi na raw tuloy ang employment ko sa kanila. buti na lang i haven't filed my 2 weeks notice in my current employer.
  • kickers878129kickers878129 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    ^^^huh may ganyang company ba tlaga? nahire ka then sila mismo nag decline?

    Well in my case I signed a contract dito sa company na to, I'm currently employed so I have to file 30-day notice resignation. The contract was binded with P50,000 pesos, if and only if I didn't show on my first day. There are still a lot of companies calling me for interviews. Companies na talaga namang ok din.

    I think di na ako makakaurong neto..
  • pagiepagie PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    well, siguro dapat makipag-usap lang ng maayos. Hindi ka nila pwedeng pilitin, kahit binded contract pa yan dahil wala pa naman silang nagagastos sa yo. Marami akong kakilalang ganyan, nakapirma na pero nag-backout pa.

    Anais Luna:
    ano ba laman ng contract na pinirmahan mo at parang disperado silang makuha ka? anong trabaho ba yan?
  • kickers878129kickers878129 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    sa case ko according to the contract is yung time na dapat ihahanap nila ng ibang applicants eh imbes na hintayin ka for your first day na sinabi mo..un ung bond..
  • pagiepagie PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    malabo yan, pano kung me emergency ka that day. Saka kung sa first day lang, ang goal lang nila is to force you to resign on your current job so that kung wala ka ng work magii-stay ka na sa kanila. that's it! kasi pwede pa lang mawala ka na on 2nd day..
  • kickers878129kickers878129 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    kung ikaw yung employer or let's say may friend ka na nag agree sa kasunduan nyo sa una pa lang at sa bandang huli eh nag backout ano po maffeel mo? i guess that's for your security na rin siguro, kasi mahirap kausap yung pabago bago ang isip d ba po?
  • bluetheherobluethehero PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Eto naman ang situation ko:

    I had three offers with commercial banks. I chose one over the other banks due to my certainty on the job and the nice salary, thinking na pag pinili ko ito eh sigurado na.

    This afternoon, I submitted my employment requirements, including my NBI clearance. They made me sign the forms about the establishment of an ATM account for my salary, a contract about bank secrecy (you know, not to disclose client info about their transactions), and a Deduction for loss and damage contract (contract about proper custody of the depositors' funds). Pero walang employment contract, like any stipulation stating that I will start on this day and that I will pay this amount.

    Ang nakakainis, sab nila, even if I submitted my requirements, di pa rin guaranteed na employed na ako. Imagine that? The thing is, I haven't informed the other banks na i accepted an offer na, and buti na lang hindi pa (though I'm guessing that anytime now, kukulitin na nila ako).

    Eto questions ko:
    1. Do you think it will be ok to submit preemployment requirements with other banks while waiting for the decision of the bank/company that I applied on, until either of them will really say that I'm surely hired?

    2. If yes ang sagot sa first question, is it possible for me request or secure as many copies of the employer's copy of the NBI clearance? Para you know, I could submit another copy for the other companies.

    3. Assuming that the other banks give a "sure" offer while my application at the company where I applied is still in process (yun bang may employment contract na), will it be polite to turn down the first offer since wala naman akong employment contract pang napipirmahan except for the ATM application? Though assuming that the NBI will actually allow me to get more copies of my NBI clearance, I could just probably leave my NBI clearance with them. Kaya lang parang hassle nga yun at very improper.
  • this happened to me actually. :D
    in my case though, it was a call center job.
    i already signed the contract, though i had to comply sa mga pre-employment requirements. since i was quite busy with an event i was organizing then, i emailed the company that i wouldn't start on the date stated in the contract, therefore hindi mag start ang employment period. thus, wala pa ko bond. :)
  • kung employment contract lang, wala kang criminal liability. nasasakupan kc sya ng labor law and compromise lang ang katapat nyan.. (sa pgakakaalam ko ha) but i guess iniignore lang yan ng mga kumpanya lalo na't madali maghanap ng kapalit especially so if rank and file employee ka. kung nakapag-istart ka naman na ng ilang days or weeks then nag-decide ka na umalis, AWOL ka and wag mo ilalagay sa "professional experience" mo sa resume yon dahil for sure di maganda ang result ng background investigation syo ng next employer mo.
  • hey guys! i really hope someone can answer this.

    i've already signed a job offer from this company (A) and filed my resignation 3 weeks ago. pero mga last week, tumawag yung isa pang company na talagang gusto ko (B). they said final interview ko na. i went ahead with it since hindi pa naman ako nagsisimula sa company A.

    ang tanong ay, if matanggap ako rito sa company B, is it OK for me to sign an offer with them kahit na may offer na ako sa company A? Mas gusto ko talaga ang company B because of the better opportunities lalo na pwde ako mag-travel.

    willing naman ako mag 30-day notice sa company A just so i can pursue my employment with company B. OK lang naman yun dba? or super unethical ba? ang saken lang kasi, magsasabi naman ako agad bago ang first day ko sa company A na hindi na ako tutuloy sa kanila. pero sabi kasi ng iba kong friends, hindi naman na ako mahahabol ng company A since wala naman akong bond or whatnot and wala naman na talaga silang magagawa if ever. totoo ba ito?

    meron na ba naka-experience ng ganito? kwento naman kayo please.
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