Do you people think I can get a second chance with this job?

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  1. jc0481 macrumors regular

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    I have been looking for a new job since I have been laid off two months ago. I was searching through Craigslist and found a company that I applied at February 2008. It was for a warehouse worker position for a furniture company. I interviewed with the GM and he liked me and after two days offered me the job. I gladly accepted and came in and filled out the necessary new hire paperwork.

    I got in my car checked my voicemail and found out another company that offered me more money and better benefits offered me a job as well. I took that job and yes that same job that laid me off two months ago. I never gave notice to the GM that I found another job. No phone calls or emails to anyone to anyone at the company.

    I checked the address on Craigslist with Google Maps and yep that's the same company. At first I was excited but then reality set in. They are holding interviews and accepting applications the next two days.

    I really need a job right away so I don't feel like my wife is the only one supporting this little family of ours.

    What do you guys think? Should I reapply to this same company and I think the GM will recognize me when he sees me again. Not sure what to do at this point.

    I hope you guys can help me out with this. Thanks for any feedback.
     
  2. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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  3. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Worst case scenario, you'll get a no.
    Without trying you'll get nothing as well.
    I'd say go for it, but be prepared to face questions from earlier, you really should have told them!
     
  4. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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  5. jc0481 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you Cluthz. I liked your response better than Zombie Acorn. I will give it a shot when I apply tomorrow. I will let you *people* know how it turns out. You are right I have nothing to lose right now. Worst case scenario is they say no or they never respond back to me.
     
  6. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder...
     
  7. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    OP should've responded to the original job offer and reported declining the offer based on a better offer. Always be upfront and trustworthy. Now the OP has not much to lose to interview again and possibly be rejected. Lesson learned. If I understand the story correctly.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Most likely the first job won't offer again unless they can't find anyone else.
     
  9. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    I would hire if re-interviewing but it would take some real skills from them. I would also take into account the current environment in hiring. My point is, always respectfully decline an offer rather than ignore..and as Zombie said..burn bridges.
     

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