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11-27-2017, 07:10 PM
I don't think it is but just wanted to get your perspective. I am interviewing with companies X, Y, Z.

Let's say they all make me an offer and I choose company X and tell companies Y and Z no thanks.

A few years down the road, I think I made a mistake and would like to go to company Z.

Will company Z consider that I turned them down with an offer in the past as a negative?

galaxy flyer
11-27-2017, 08:38 PM
Like most things, it depends.


11-27-2017, 09:10 PM
Entirely to many variables and personalities to consider without knowing more about Company Z.

I find that honesty is key in these type of scenarios.
Just recently I was offered a job flying after I had signed a 2 yr commitment to instruct. On the face of it, I'm silly not to take the job flying, but when I explain why I must turn down the offer "at this time" it clarifies where you are coming from.
- keeping your word and commitment
- people put their name on the line for you.
- family commitments

So long story short.....if Company Z took it negatively and refused to talk with you, then it shows something about who they are and likely you don't want to work for them

12-22-2017, 03:12 PM
It’s all in the message.
Same as their “thanks but no thanks” letter.
‘Thank you very much for the opportunity. However I have decided to pursue....’
‘ Should another opportunity arise in the future’
Use the names of the people that interviewed you.
To me that would read as you’ve gotten a better offer but I’ll still send you an email next time around.
Nothing wrong with taking a better opportunity.

12-23-2017, 12:05 PM
Like most things, it depends.


In my experience, it's mostly dependent on the size of the company: someone in HR at a small company, i.e., 100-150 pilots or less, might take your refusal personally and blacklist you, whereas HR at a larger co (that doesn't have just a couple of HR people or a single chief pilot) won't - they can't afford to, especially in the current job market.

12-24-2017, 09:33 AM
They determined you were the caliber of pilot they wanted to bring to their flight department.
If, in a few years, they hold your "not now" answer against you, it's not the company culture you want to work with. Be glad they showed their cards, and move on.