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Hi! 2 weeks ago I received a Vac Scheme offer from a major commercial law firm in a mediocre city. I signed and returned the papers. However, today I received another offer from a major commercial law firm, in a great city. The dates clash. I really prefer the latter as I am not planning to stay in the first city for the next couple of years. However, I have already signed the papers.

I don't know what I should do. Will it be REALLY frowned upon if I withdraw it, explaining that I don't want to steal a TC possibility from someone who would want to stay here? Would it burn my bridge with that law firm? Could it affect my possible employability anywhere if they 'send a word' that I'm not trustworthy?

I really don't know what to do and friends/lecturers give me mixed advice.
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(Original post by CarbsEnthusiast)
Hi! 2 weeks ago I received a Vac Scheme offer from a major commercial law firm in a mediocre city. I signed and returned the papers. However, today I received another offer from a major commercial law firm, in a great city. The dates clash. I really prefer the latter as I am not planning to stay in the first city for the next couple of years. However, I have already signed the papers.

I don't know what I should do. Will it be REALLY frowned upon if I withdraw it, explaining that I don't want to steal a TC possibility from someone who would want to stay here? Would it burn my bridge with that law firm? Could it affect my possible employability anywhere if they 'send a word' that I'm not trustworthy?

I really don't know what to do and friends/lecturers give me mixed advice.
Test: Which is the mediocre city and which one the great one? That made me laugh.
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Hi! 2 weeks ago I received a Vac Scheme offer from a major commercial law firm in a mediocre city. I signed and returned the papers. However, today I received another offer from a major commercial law firm, in a great city. The dates clash. I really prefer the latter as I am not planning to stay in the first city for the next couple of years. However, I have already signed the papers.

I don't know what I should do. Will it be REALLY frowned upon if I withdraw it, explaining that I don't want to steal a TC possibility from someone who would want to stay here? Would it burn my bridge with that law firm? Could it affect my possible employability anywhere if they 'send a word' that I'm not trustworthy?

I really don't know what to do and friends/lecturers give me mixed advice.
Ask the crappier firm to rearrange on dates - don't obviously say you've had a better offer. Say something like family emergency.

Rescind/withdraw if you want, it doesn't matter. Forget screwing others, focus on not screwing yourself. Firms don't give a crap about you or trainees. They just want to improve profitability, take good trainees, get good assistance, get the right gimps qualifying at the right time so they can save on recruitment fees with someone who already knows the work, clients etc. HR doesn't care, it just needs bums on seats.
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