Do Public Interest/Government Employers Revoke Offers?

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Do Public Interest/Government Employers Revoke Offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:01 pm

How long is too long to sit on an offer?

I asked for 2 weeks, and they said ok. But I know that firms have revoked offers for those who take too long; anyone know whether PI/Govt places would do the same, even though they've told you that 2 weeks is fine?

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Re: Do Public Interest/Government Employers Revoke Offers?

Postby Ipsa Dixit » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:57 pm

In my city, about this same time last year, the DA was revoking offers. That was because they ran out of money, not because people took too long to accept.

Why are you waiting?

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Re: Do Public Interest/Government Employers Revoke Offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:05 pm

Well, this is an unpaid position, so running out of money won't be an issue.

I thought 2 weeks was standard? I assume if that's a problem, they'd have told me so when I asked for 2 weeks.

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Re: Do Public Interest/Government Employers Revoke Offers?

Postby Renzo » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:53 pm

If they told you two weeks, I think you have two weeks.

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Re: Do Public Interest/Government Employers Revoke Offers?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:43 pm

Renzo wrote:If they told you two weeks, I think you have two weeks.


Actually, they didn't give me a deadline. I asked for two weeks and they said that's fine. Same thing, I suppose.

I know firms back in 2008 revoked offers even though they told the students that they had 45 days, and it's because they were over-subscribed. I can see a lot of the offerees for my position taking the offer on the spot or in a day or two. I hope that govt/PI places are more "honorable" than firms and would at least contact me if they are about to be oversubscribed and need a response from me ASAP.

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Re: Do Public Interest/Government Employers Revoke Offers?

Postby Renzo » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Renzo wrote:If they told you two weeks, I think you have two weeks.


Actually, they didn't give me a deadline. I asked for two weeks and they said that's fine. Same thing, I suppose.

I know firms back in 2008 revoked offers even though they told the students that they had 45 days, and it's because they were over-subscribed. I can see a lot of the offerees for my position taking the offer on the spot or in a day or two. I hope that govt/PI places are more "honorable" than firms and would at least contact me if they are about to be oversubscribed and need a response from me ASAP.

Yeah, but firms also revoked accepted offers, deferred people who thought they had jobs, pushed back start dates for those already deferred, and laid off people. Hopefully employer, including PI employers, are being more realistic about hiring needs these days. If not, accepting quick might not save you.

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Re: Do Public Interest/Government Employers Revoke Offers?

Postby 00TREX00 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:12 am

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Re: Do Public Interest/Government Employers Revoke Offers?

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Re: Do Public Interest/Government Employers Revoke Offers?

Postby Renzo » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:21 pm

dood wrote:Dood, didn't you pay attention in Contracts??

PROMISSORY ESTOPPEL WHAT UP

Dood, didn't you pay attention in this thread? It's an unpaid position. Good luck showing damages from being precluded from working for free.


But, OP, they're still not going to revoke your offer.




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