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    (1) You have been approached by a head hunter who has a job for you. However, for various reasons (which you will invent for this exercise), you decided to decline the opportunity, and go for the job you really want (the one you identified in SLP 1). Write an email to the recruiter explaining your reasons for declining the opportunity. Be sure to apply the principles covered in this module.

    (2) The company you are currently working for has decided to increase your responsibilities by adding you to a newly established committee for a new project. Your manager feels that your experience and skills are suited for the position on the committee. You are currently overwhelmed by work, and given the lack of incentives (neither added compensation nor a promotion), you have decided to politely decline. Write an email to your General Manager explaining the situation. (Note: this is not a letter of resignation. You are merely declining the added responsibility while still remaining at your current job).

    In both cases, include a discussion explaining the concepts applied. Discuss the approach you took. Explain why and how you incorporated the principles of negative communication.

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    (1) You have been approached by a head hunter who has a job for you. However, for various reasons (which you will invent for this exercise), you decided to decline the opportunity, and go for the job you really want (the one you identified in SLP 1). Write an email to the recruiter explaining your reasons for declining the opportunity. Be sure to apply the principles covered in this module.

    First and foremost, when declining an offer for a job or declining extra duties for a current job that (you) are employed with, it's imperative to identify within yourself why you are declining to accept the offer. This requires the person to develop a clear understanding of what is important to them, which will allow them to confidently say no to the issues that currently don't suit their personal needs and interests. The first part of saying no begins with the reasons that you feel the options available are not ...

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