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Asked on 04 Jul 2019

Am I allowed to reject job offer after signing it?

If you signed a job offer today and let's say 1 week later you get a much better offer. Can reject the signed one and take up the new one?

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Yes you can. However some job contracts may impose a penalty (most often financial) if you sign on the dotted line and eventually choose not to commence. Read the contract carefully before signing.

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Question Poster

04 Jul 2019

Hmm even if one has not started first day of work?
Elijah Lee
Elijah Lee

04 Jul 2019

Yes. It's possible
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Shieleen
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 08 Jul 2019

Yes.

Please write a formal email / letter to the HR or hiring manager you liaise with and state proper reasons. Tons of examples online (Google is our best friend).

As mentioned by others, always check if there is penalty, or if the penalty is worth paying for the better job offer.

All the best!

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Siow Nan
Siow Nan, Electrical And Computer Engineering at Nus
Level 6. Master
Answered on 04 Jul 2019

If you want to reject, other than checking on the contract whether there are any penalty clauses, please do the basic courtesy to pen a formal letter to the company inform them that you will not be starting work with them in advance.

The company will have sufficient notice to select another candidate for replacement or may even consider raising their offer to you.

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