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Is it necessary to tell your construction employer about the new job?

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Honesty is the best policy when you must tell an construction employer whose offer you've already accepted that you're going to work for another construction employer instead. Don't delay the news — it only aggravates the situation. The first construction employer may welcome your explanation of why the other construction employer is a better fit, You may even receive a counteroffer, but such hastily proposed solutions typically don't address the real reasons behind your choice, and you may end up leaving first construction employer anyway. If you're truthful and contrite with the first construction employer, you may get away unscathed. The hiring construction manager there may forgive you, but it's unlikely he or she will forget. "Most people will understand [if you make one] mistake. But you only get one.

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