Help! I accepted a job – can I change my mind?

July 31, 2007, 1:03 PM UTC

Once you’ve agreed in writing to take a job, getting out of it to accept a better offer can be tricky, writes Fortune’s Anne Fisher in her July 31 Ask Annie column. Have you ever accepted a job, then changed your mind? Did it cause any career problems immediately, or later on? Have you ever signed a noncompete, and do you think it was fair?