"When a Decision Has to be Made, Make it"
Translation: if you know you are not going to work at a given firm, decline your offer.
Those of you who are weighing an OCIP offer should consult the CDO's Offer Guide, which contains advice about the mechanics and timing of accepting or declining offers (ignoring an unwanted offer or callback invite is never ok -- see the Guide as to why if it's not obvious to you).
Among the advice you will see in the Guide (as well as in a Nuts & Boalts blog posting from last year): if you are fortunate enough to have multiple offers, don't unnecessarily hold offers open.
Since I saw CDO linking to a Nuts & Boalts post from last year, I thought perhaps some fresh discussion could be used as well.
Insight on how to best make a decision? Vitriol from people stuck on waitlists? General displeasure at seeing yet another OCIP focused post? Voice it in the comments.