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Yesterday, I received an offer in hand. And that is from a franchise. The branch is 25 mins away from where I live, and offering $11/hr. The environment seems ok, and the branch is very busy. Everyone there speaks english.

Today, I got a phone call from another branch that I was interviewing with last week too. The other branch is not too busy, actually very slow, and is 10 mins away from where I live. This manager interviewed and spoke with me in my (our) language. Today, he called and said he accepeted me and will send me an offer with $12.5/hr. I said ok I will wait. then he called again, and said "seems like there is another offer, I can't send this written offer unless you decline that other offer" - (system thing).

My main purpose is NOT to speak my language and to learn/improve my English, and to learn the industry (busier place). Hence why I prefer current offer.

I have to reply fast. I want to call the current offer ($11/hr, farther, busier) and negotiate based on what I was told from today's alternative ($12.5/hr, closer, slower). How can I, without having BOTH offers in hand, get the best out of these two offer professionally and without losing both?

Note: Asking this on behalf of a relative.

EDIT regarding the duplicate flag: The duplicate is not a duplicate, as I do not have BOTH offers in hand. One is written and one is verbal. and I HAVE to decline the one in hand in hope to get the other.

marked as duplicate by David K, IDrinkandIKnowThings, Masked Man, Dukeling, Retired Codger Mar 6 '18 at 18:22

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    There is one question to ask yourself here. Am I willing to give up the extra 1.5/hr to get the growth benefits of the other branch. Sometimes its better to sacrifice now for the big payoff later. – IDrinkandIKnowThings Mar 6 '18 at 18:14
  • The duplicate is not a duplicate, as I do not have BOTH offers in hand. One is written and one is verbal, and I HAVE to decline the one in hand in hope to gain the other. @DavidK – Sandra K Mar 6 '18 at 18:18
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    @SandraK If you think this question was unjustly closed, please post in Meta and ask for it to be reopened. – Retired Codger Mar 6 '18 at 18:50
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    @Dan This issue is no mine (see Note in OP). Their English is not good and could use improvements. I would go for growth instead of the money as IDrinkAndIKnowThings said. But that is just opinion. Thanks – Sandra K Mar 6 '18 at 20:13