Anonymous User wrote:anjmissy wrote:And nothing you just said excludes the fact that going back on an acceptance is unprofessional..I never suggested she/he shouldn't do it..
Calling it unprofessional is the same as saying he shouldn't do it. It's ridiculous to even suggest that it's a bad thing to do. He's not leaving them high and dry, he's literally given about 5 months notice.
*edit - accidentally used anon reply*
In an idea world, he is able to go to his dream job while keeping it professional. The network of public defenders (especially among the *top* public defender offices, i.e., Miami, San Diego, LA, Bronx, blah blah blah) is pretty small. And they all talk/know each other - especially people on top.
With that said, he should be fine as long as the way he withdraws his offer is professional. Have an actual phone conversation with the hiring manager as opposed to just sending an email, etc. The hiring manager was probably once in your shoes. So he/she will understand. Just don't send a random email saying "Thanks but no thanks."
Congrats! And good luck.