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Am I Burning the Bridges with the Company? [closed]

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( 6 months ago )

Company A booked a hotel one week before the interview for me. However, I recently received an offer from company B and already accepted it.

I heard that people should not continue to interview after accepting an offer, so I send an email to cancel the interview with company A two days before the interview. I didn't realize this might burn the bridges between company A because they already made a reservation for the hotel. I thought reservation for hotel can be canceled when I wrote the email. Now, I am not sure if the reservation is refundable for company A. Am I burning the bridges with company A?

I do feel bad if I unintentionally burned the bridges. Any comments will be appreciated.

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( 6 months ago )

Breathe. You did nothing wrong.

Once you knew that you were accepting an offer with Company B and did not plan to consider Company A anymore, you did the right thing by telling them. Companies know that they will not hire everyone who interviews with them, so they view any associated expenses as a sunk cost. Aside from that, the hours of pay that would have been spent on your interview is likely much more than the cost of the hotel, so you probably still saved them money by cancelling.

Regardless of money, as long as you were polite and professional in your communications, you will not* burn any bridges by deciding to go with a different company. This is business, and you have to choose what is best for you. Since you are so concerned with burning bridges, I'm guessing you want to keep Company A as an option should you need future employment. If you do ever reapply with them, you may be asked why you chose Company B over them.

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( 6 months ago )

Breathe. You did nothing wrong.

Once you knew that you were accepting an offer with Company B and did not plan to consider Company A anymore, you did the right thing by telling them. Companies know that they will not hire everyone who interviews with them, so they view any associated expenses as a sunk cost. Aside from that, the hours of pay that would have been spent on your interview is likely much more than the cost of the hotel, so you probably still saved them money by cancelling.

Regardless of money, as long as you were polite and professional in your communications, you will not* burn any bridges by deciding to go with a different company. This is business, and you have to choose what is best for you. Since you are so concerned with burning bridges, I'm guessing you want to keep Company A as an option should you need future employment. If you do ever reapply with them, you may be asked why you chose Company B over them.

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