I'm a 3+ years experienced Software Engineer in India. I have a job offer from an org, which has recently launched it's development center in India. It belongs to my manager in prev org. I am freelancing for this org from last 6 months. I don't want to join it because:
- It's a small org having only 10 employees in India
- I want to join a big product-based company similar to FAANG.
- My role will involve no coding and just mentor juniors
- He didn't match my expected payment during freelancing.
I sent him this message today regarding his job offer:
I carefully analyzed and discussed with my closed ones regarding this full-time opportunity. While this position seems like a good opportunity, but I reached out to the conclusion that this is not the right fit for my career goals at this time. I appreciate you taking the time to consider me and for answering so many of my questions about the company and role.
But he is still desperate and asked me for expected CTC. I told him the CTC out of his range and he is still asking me vague questions. I think it's absolutely clear from my message that I'm not interested but he is pleading, begging and creating emotional stuff to me by saying - please join my org, I've lot of opportunities for you. Trust me, you will learn a lot. I'm having problems while hiring the resources. Can anyone please tell me how do I reject the offer of this desperate guy in a diplomatic way which won't break our professional relations?
PROBLEM SOLVED !!
My current CTC is 9 LPA and I told the expected CTC as 20 LPA and he gave up on me after hearing the expected CTC.
He replied: I respect your decision. But I want to tell you that if it's your personal desire to work at FAANG or similar, then go and try it. But make a new desire to create something bigger than what these companies has developed. Look at their history; they all started with a small group and then their products became popular.
I replied - Ok, thanks for your suggestion... and thus, ended the conversation.