Was I betrayed? Do I renege?

I got an offer at a big company back in December for something I wanted to do, and they said ok good you've been selected, now they do background check. Winter break ended and January started and they said background check done and cleared, however, we don't want to give you that role, we want to give you another role. This new role is horrible and barely related to finance. They gave me 3 days to accept the offer. I accepted because I was scared I wouldn't have anything else for summer. After accepting, I kept looking at the new role outline and kept getting pissed as I felt betrayed, even though I wasn't actually betrayed, I just felt betrayed. It's such a shit role. (I'm a first year Idk if it matters or not). One night I got so mad I cold emailed and applied like crazy (didn't sleep), and now I have a couple IB interviews at some boutique firms in the US. Would it be bad if I reneged with the big (very big) company if I get offer somewhere else) Would it even be worth it?

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Jan 18, 2022 - 1:03pm
Smoke Frog, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I would accept their current offer so you have something for the summer as a safety net.

Then I would interview and try to find something better.

They showed you no loyalty so why should you?

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Jan 18, 2022 - 1:18pm

Dude, are you serious? You're absolutely justified here. Them giving you a different position was essentially just them reneging so I wouldn't give two thoughts about ditching them for a better offer. 

And for those of you who may say "two wrongs don't make a right, them doing something wrong doesn't justify you doing it, don't stoop to their level" you're right but I don't give a shit, these large corporations and their brutally unethical hiring practices have gone unchecked for too long, they need a taste of their own medicine for once

Jan 20, 2022 - 1:39pm
Dr. Rahma Dikhinmahas, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What promise have you made exactly?  To show up on the first day of work?  Let's start there.  I'm happy to help.  What is the promise you feel you need to live up to?

Jan 21, 2022 - 8:30pm
lolusernames, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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