Advice on reneging on a FT offer
I've been working part-time in Derivatives at a British bank (think, ) for about a year (FT over the summer, back to part-time now) and was given a return offer about a month ago that I accepted since the pay was good and I hadn't had any luck at that point with recruiting for full-time roles. However, I recently got a formal offer from a (think 2sigma, ) that I had applied to before accepting the offer, and that was my dream company to work for when I had started my master's degree. My question now is how to approach this tactfully, as I want to work at the HF while burning as few bridges as possible and not screwing over the team that I had been/am working with. I feel that the latter is more in line with what I want to do, but am worried because of some of the 've heard from people who have reneged on offers. Would it be a good idea to try and delay the start at the HF so that I could start at the bank and then leave after a few months (which is common in banking in any case)? Should I back out and quit as soon as possible? Should I back out of the offer but offer to stay on the team until I graduate? I appreciate any thoughts.