But I thought you asked *me* to the dance!
October 18, 2012 3:50 PM Subscribe
Is it standard practice to offer someone a job and then post that opening?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (10 answers total)
I was offered a Director-level job last week at a small (10-person) studio. The entire process took just over a week from interview (which was really informal but incredibly friendly and positive) to offer, and they have been incredibly enthusiastic about me the entire time. I was asked to submit a number for my salary and when I did, they sent me the formal offer after telling me how fantastic it would be to work together. Their offer was lower, altho not significantly so (but yes, enough to make a difference as it will be a pay cut for me going from freelance and bc they are a smaller agency, pay on the more conservative side of the average range) and I countered with a split the difference number. When they replied a couple days later, same positive "we want you!" tone but they were in a time crunch with a project and to stay tuned for continuing the conversation once they got thru the crunch at the end of the week. This was Tuesday.
Today they launched their new website (perhaps this was their project?) and there was a listing for the position they offered me on the site. I can't imagine this would be for another position as the agency would be too small to support another position at this level. No details or descriptiIn, just the job title and instructions to send a resume.
I do plan to follow up with them tomorrow if I haven't heard anything by then. But...Is this standard? Should I be worried? What's going on?