Dear All,
Please help me out regarding the below issue.
I got offer in a MNC and completed the documentation and was waiting for the offer letter. HR sent offer letter along with salary details as it was not finalised while I attended the interview. Once I got offer letter, I replied back her about the joining date as it was requested in the mail. I got mail from the company about the joining date and other formalities such as induction details etc., But I did not join the company due to some reasons and trying for some other job. I got calls from the office as I did not join the company yet but I did not attend the calls since I was hospitalized.
Please help me out how to tackle this sitation with the HR as it should not affect my future career with other MNC as well.

From India, Chennai
Getsie Jesse
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Getsie Jesse

Simple, call the HR and apologize for not attending his/her call previously and inform the reason why you’re unable to join their company.
If the reason was salary you should have spoken up to them at the start, instead of creating this situation. This causes only bad impression about you. In case you are not interested in joining a particular company on the expected joining date please inform them ahead of time or at least on the same day instead of them trying to reach you. It’s a general work ethics.

From India, Madras

Hello Hasin786,
Further to what Getsie Jesse mentioned, let me add a couple of points/aspects.
Were you SO ILL in the hospital that you COULDN'T EVEN send an SMS in response to their calls?
Your reasons don't sound convincing.
And even now, you want to resolve this issue NOT because you think you did a mistake & want to correct it but due to a fear that it MAY effect your other opportunities adversely. This is what Getsie Jesse mentioned about 'work ethics'.
IF this appeals to you, in such situations, 'Better Late than Never". Just call them & convey what you wish to. Even though that can't guarantee that things will be back to normal, it can at least give you 'Peace of Mind'--that you tried.
All the Best.

From India, Hyderabad


you need to be professional about the situation and call up the hr to explain your predicament. Besides you need to be sure that this firm isn't part of any group of companies. That could affect your chances with employment with others in the affiliation as well. It always helps to be cordial with a firm that considered you to be a potential employee; you never know when a better opportunity could have you knocking down their door soon enough.

These days, quiet a few professionals use these offers to make counter offers with their existent or new employers and therefore you to see a lot of potential employers hesitant to release the offers to prospects. This disturbing trend seems to be on the rise and this firm shouldn't think that your part of this group. It could injure any future chances you could have with this firm.

My recommendation is to be professional about the situation and respect the firm for recognizing you as a prospect employee.

As always, the choices are yours....choose wisely



From India, Mumbai

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From India, Secunderabad

Just send them a regret mail. Do not have to apologise. You have not committed a murder to be apologetic. You have not accepted the offer. Now you are regretting your actions of not having informed them of your inability to take up the offer. How many in this world desire to regret their actions. That itself is a good thought. And in case if you desire, you can mention in the mail that in case circumstances change in the future, you are open to discuss with them more career options
From Indonesia, Jakarta

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