This question is a direct and specific extension of this question that I had posted few days ago and received very good suggestions.
Now I have an offer from another company worth $(X+10)k but I am interested in working for the first company (that is the one that offered me $(X+5)). I have got written offer letters from both companies.
Can I negotiate with the first company to get what the second company is offering me? I do not want to do this at risk of rescinding the current $(X + 5) offer.
Secondly, both the offer letters say that they want me to accept and sign the offers if acceptable at my 'earliest'. How much time do I really have before I have to accept the offer? The interview process took almost 3-4 weeks for both the companies so I expect them to be patient while I make a decision but I'm not sure whether the candidates do have such choice.
Any inputs would be appreciated.