Business Mentor, Consultant And Trainer
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There is valid reason for the consultant to be infuriated (abuse however cannot be justified) - your indecision has cost him time and money. However, there is absolutely no reason to believe that he can end your career. He may not work with you in future which may impact your chances of getting a good job. The best way to resolve this would be to apologise to the consultant for wasting his time and to explain your personal reasons for not joining. That is how relationships are formed and maintained.
21st December 2016 From India, Gurgaon
21st December 2016 From India, Madras
This is in addition to what previous two members have said.
For every action, there is equal and opposite reaction says the Newton's third law of motion. Your unprofessional behaviour was to decline the offer after engaging with the prospective company after a month-long selection process. If consultant repays you in same coin then why frustrate now?
During a recruitment process that lasted for a month, you did not have family commitments and these sprung up on receipt of offer letter is incomprehensible. This blowing of hot and cold is hardly expected from career-conscious professional. Gentleman, do not be self-centred and as previous members have pointed out, think of the time and money that recruitment consultant had invested in your candidature. For them, their business is their bread and butter. Only cynic and irresponsible person will snatch bread from someone's mouth!
Yes, threats of recruitment consultant are vacuous. It could be consultant's way to change your decision. Nevertheless, life is a far serious business and every threat need not be hollow. Few people, when they react, they do it without any threats. They keep their tongue oily and pull rug from under the feet of their opponent. Please beware of such vindictive persons also!
21st December 2016 From India, Bangalore