Thanks but no Thanks
September 2, 2009 4:56 PM Subscribe
I just jumped through a lot of hoops (including references, projects, whatnot) to apply for a really good job I'm increasingly sure I don't actually want. The hiring manager wants to meet with me again Friday -- likely to make an offer. How do I handle this?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Other info: I applied for the job in early June, first interview was mid-August. Things have changed for the better at my current employer in that time, although the main problem -- they don't pay me enough and although they are willing to pay me more there is a wage freeze until sometime in 2010 -- isn't likely to improve soon. I work in the nonprofit world and the community here is very small ... I'm likely to need to stay in contact with everyone involved. Also, my stated salary requirements for the new job were significantly more than they'd budgeted (the hiring manger and I discussed this in some depth during the interview), and I'm fearful that they will have worked hard to make some sort of readjustment in order to make me the offer. There is also the (decreasing) chance that the organization I currently work for won't meet its fundraising goals and my position will end up being eliminated in the next year ... and then I'm stuck.
Thoughts on the best way to handle this meeting? I assume she'll give me the weekend to think it over, but I'm increasingly sure that I don't want to leave the (sweet but underpaid) job that I'm currently in.