Aug 3, 2009

Giving my Job the Boot...

If you've been following, which I see 13 of you have :-) you'll know that I recently accepted an offer for an internship this upcoming fall and winter semester. You'd also know that I've been interning for AH since the beginning of June.

I don't mean to toot my own horn, but who else will? So, I'll just say it: I'm an asset to all of my places of employment. My supervisors tend to see that I increase productivity for them, and behind the scenes I help to make the office function more efficiently. I'm a problem solver, and an answer-seeker! Now that you know my work ethic, you can see why after only a month plus some, my current supervisor asked ME to stay for another semester. Here's the problem:

Although I love my current internship (who wouldn't love free lunch everyday?), it's not exactly what I want to do. So, while I was doubting my abilities a few weeks ago (before the interview), I talked up staying at AH with my supervisor. So by now, everyone is expecting for me to stay. And I had all intentions of doing so before my recent interview. Now that I've accepted the position elsewhere (and I can't renig), I'm in a bit of a pickle. I don't exactly know how I am going to tell my current supervisor that I'll no longer be staying for the fall.

They're both great opportunities... where I am now, I get A/P experience. Plus, if I stayed for the fall I'd be paying the bills and doing the books for my own property site :-) However, the other internship allows for me to see both sides of the equation. I'll be doing both A/P and A/R, which is even better. Majority of the other students at my university enjoyed their internship there, and it could lead to a possible full-time position after graduation. So I weighed my options, and that's my decision...

I just don't know how to lay it out for my supervisor, because I highly doubt that through the program that I got the job, they'll find another accounting intern as good as me. They were lucky to find me... TRUE STORY :-)



Anonymous said...

I can understand the rut you are in... you don't want to disapoint your current employer since they gave you the job and really love you... but honestly at the end of the day business is business.

You were given a better opportunity somewhere else, and your current employer has to understand that.

It's going to be hard to tell them - but once you do, you won't have to worry about it ! Think of it this way, in 10 years, will you still be losing sleep over telling this employer you can't stay? Probably not.

I know how you feel - about 5 years ago, I was pretty much going to be hired by PWC (after three interviews), but all of the sudden KPMG gave me an offer on the spot. Even though I felt bad because I had led PWC on to believe I would be signing with them, I knew deep down that KPMG would be a better place for me to go. So even though it's tough - your current employers will understand.

Business is business!

Girl About Business said...

You're absolutely right. Business is business...

FYI- I interned for KPMG 6 years ago :-)

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