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How Do I Let Down A Temp Job Offer Politely?

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Treacle71 | 08:35 Thu 07th Apr 2022 | Jobs & Education
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I’ve been offered another ongoing temp job where I work in another dept (audio typist). I like temping as it suits my circumstances and I like and need my freedom.
Problem is they’re not as flexible with my working hours as in my current job and when I explained about taking time off for leave, I was told, “Oh no, we can’t have two of you off at the same time” (as I’ll be working with one other). I don’t have problems taking time off where I currently work and can come and go as I please really, being the only temp in my current dept. My boss will even say at times, “You’re a temp. Do what you want as you don’t get paid when you’re off anyway” (it’s all done through the internal not for profit agency I work through).
I like the sound of the job offered but really I wanted it on my terms.

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just say thanks for the offer, i have decided to turn it down on this occasion
08:37 Thu 07th Apr 2022
just say thanks for the offer, i have decided to turn it down on this occasion
Why leave a job that you are quite happy with?
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I mainly want to try another job as my manager 'forgets' to process my hours some weeks and I go without pay. It's draining for me to have to keep asking for my money. I like my job but the managers are haphazard with my pay and I put up with it knowing I'll get my money eventually.
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Yes, that's me, bednobs.
You will have to weigh up the pros and cons of each job and decide which one you prefer.
Would you have to take minutes in the new job?

If not, that's an improvement on the current haphazard one.
do you often take short notice leave? If so then it's a problem, if not why worry?
also, would it be so bad for you to hav to wait a week or so while your colleague comes back (most people (probably him/her) plan their leave so you'd know in advance when you couldnt have that week off
I didn’t think people still employed audio typists! I remember an agency once called me a ‘professional temp’ which I was! I loved moving around, (audio typing) and was often offered permanent jobs, luckily I knew what the job was going to be like has I had been temping there! Those were the days …

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