Please help! Renegging on an offer and boss threatening to cancel me
I ended up continuing to recruit after accepting since they gave me an insanely quick deadline and got an offer back that's 2.5x what firm A offered. Firm A found out I was still applying to things because one of the companies I had applied to reached out to the head of trading (trading is such a small industry I've realized now) and he had no idea I was still applying. Firm A now wants an opportunity to match or beat firm B but kept saying how unprofessional I was, how questionable my ethics are, but how he wants to be my friend and we all make mistakes.
The team is incredibly smart, full of ambitious and brilliant people, and I loved everyone at Firm A, it's only business and if they didn't want me searching around when I knew that other firms were offering significantly more then they shouldn't have offered below market price for talent right? He's saying things like "Yeah if anyone else was in my seat I'd immediately reach out to all my friends and tell them not to hire you - our industry is a small one and I could end your career before it even starts", and hearing things like that just makes me not want to work here at all even if they could match comp. What do I do here? If he handed it differently then I would definitely still consider firm B but just hearing how he floats the idea of ruining some random new graduates career over something that's just a business decision that makes sense really jarred me. I'm just an incoming analyst and there are already hundreds who have applied toprogram why do they want me so bad. Please help.