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    Default Made a huge mistake. Advice wanted...

    Firstly I will say I am undercover for privacy reasons.

    Secondly I made made a huge mistake ( pretty usual for me) so here it goes, I work full time for a great company, I am fortunate to have this job and I'm grateful problem is I don't enjoy it. Things have just been getting worse and worse and I am more unhappy then ever. A little while ago I applied for a job that was out of my comfort zone but something I have wanted to do for a while. I got the job and I turned it down! Because I was scared. Scared to leave my comfort zone, scared on how I would manage the kids, scared to leave a secure job etc etc etc... You get the general idea. Fear stops me from doing so much in my life. Now I regret it beyond anything, it was such an amazing opportunity and I would have been on the path to my dream career but I stuffed it up. Here is my question I know they are going to be looking for more people in a few weeks, do I re apply or maybe call the manager? Or have I burnt that bridge completely? I can't believe I even got the job and I know they had many applications. Or should I just look for something else instead? Or instead should I just be happy where I am and be grateful I have a job? I know so many people looking for work who have a good education and experience and they can't get work... See fear again. Any sane advice would be appreciate. Or insane advice I'm willing to take anything onboard.

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    I would call the person you were dealing with last time - Manager, HR? Let them know that you would love to re apply as you are now in a position to accept an offer, this is your dream job, and ask if its possible for you to re apply and be considered?

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    Default Made a huge mistake. Advice wanted...

    I would reapply but maybe speak to the manager before you send it in and let her know you are reapplying and your reasons for it. Even elaborate on why you first turned it down.

    Tell her you wanted to talk to her to reassure her that should you be successful a second time around you will 100% accept it.

    You won't get the job if you don't try, and you don't want to be left wondering what if!?...

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    I would definitely reapply

    just explain that you had some personal issues at the time that meant you had to turn down the job at the last minute - but that you have resolved those now and are able to make the move.

    the worst that can happen is they will say no

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    I was offered a new contract at my job with more money so I told the manager that (not the money bit obviously).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMuppet View Post
    I would call the person you were dealing with last time - Manager, HR? Let them know that you would love to re apply as you are now in a position to accept an offer, this is your dream job, and ask if its possible for you to re apply and be considered?
    Exactly this. Since you turned it down before and regretted it then make the call and jump.

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    Go for it - speak to whomever you were in contact before and let them know you're going to reapply. Call if possible - say that the situation with your current job has changed and you'd love to go in and have another chat to them asap.

    Don't create more regret, go with your heart and you'll always be happy. Poor maybe lol, but happy! x


 

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