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Bizarre, has anyone had an experience like this w/ getting a new job?

I have heard of some BS when it comes to hiring people, but what I just went through is absolute nonsense.

I have been interviewing with this organization, xxxx, for the last couple weeks (3 separate interviews).

While interviewing, I received a competing offer, which expired last Friday night. I let xxxx know about the competing offer and they asked me to come back both Thursday and Friday of last week, and not to make a decision on the other job without giving them a chance.

On Thursday, I met with senior staff, the conversation went great. One of the senior members closed the conversation with, "I think you'd be a great fit here, we're excited."

On Friday, I went in for a discussion with the CEO, and in the first minute of our conversation he says, "Congratulations, you're getting an offer. " He referred to my coming offer at least three times during our discussion, which was less of an interview and more action plan for the coming 90 days. As I'm leaving, the CEO says, "what day do you think you'll start? Your offer should come in later this evening, but Monday morning at the latest." That was 4:30 PM Friday night.

Over the weekend I don't receive anything, but on the strength of the conversation, I declined the other offer on Friday night.

Monday morning, still nothing. I reach out to the recruiter, and she says, "I don't understand it, now they are complaining about your timeline, and want to interview other candidates. There's no offer coming."

This after they knew when my deadline was for the other offer and insisted that they would be making one.

Obviously I messed up by declining the other one without an offer in hand, but doesn't that seem like some serious bush league garbage? He literally assured me three times that an offer was coming and used the word "congratulations."

I'm back to square one in my search and pretty livid about it.

Do things like this happen often?

[Post edited by mpcsu at 12/03/2018 10:50PM]

Posted: 12/03/2018 at 4:25PM


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