What if an employer goes back on the deal arranged in the job offer?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Career counselor Karen Chopra discusses what to do if an employer goes back on the deal arranged in the job offer.

    Host: What if an employer goes back on the deal arranged in the job offer?

    Karen Chopra: This happens too that employers promise things either a compensation or a flex time or other things that end up not materializing. Some examples are people are promised that they were going to be in the bonus pool and they end up getting eliminated from the bonus pool or that flex time is going to be possible and then they take flex time back. Or the part time was going to be possible then they insist that somebody go full time. So it is not uncommon. It's one of the reasons why I see just the people have something in writing because having a written document of what they offer was, is your first line of defense. But if they go back on the offer, you have a couple of choices. You can decide that it's worthwhile or they made the change in good faith and that you understand why the change has been made and you are prepared to live with it or you may have to explain to the employer that you really need the deal honored or that it's going to make it difficult for you to continue with the company in the long term. You don't have to quit right away but you can put them on notice that this sort of abdicates our deal and then you can put your resume out there and start looking again.