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I Quit My Job Then Lost My New One To A ‘Better’ Candidate

Posted by | March 29, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

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By Elizabeth Benu

We are all striving for a better job with a bigger salary and a conducive environment for career growth. However, the hopes for greener pastures lead us into making mistakes.

Jeremy Ogola* had a job he did not like, but with his skills and qualifications he was offered another opportunity. Unfortunately, something bad happened.

Here is his story:

I worked for three years in a clearing and forwarding company as a logistics Officer. However, as the company grew I felt secluded because I never got a pay rise and the younger staff got a better salary than mine. Anytime I asked for a salary raise, all they did was tell me off.

I quit my job only to lose my new one to a better candidate

A month ago, I went for a job interview in a another company where the salary was double of what I was earning. The interview went well and I was invited for a second interview. After negotiating and settling for my start date I went to my former company and handed in my resignation.

What happened next shocked me and I still haven’t come to terms with it. On my first day to work, the general manager called me to his office and told me that they had taken in another candidate who they felt was better than I. Since I hadn’t signed a contract I could not refute their decision.

I went home feeling frustrated without a job. What should I do because I feel that I am slowly sliding into depression. It is also embarrassing if I go back to my former company.

Please help me.