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Old 07-18-2010, 04:32 PM
 
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I'd take the job........have them train you and pay for everything...........use up your insurance and other benefits and drop them after you find something better.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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I received a job offer last week for a job with a school system. The offer was excellent and at the top of their pay scale for that position. I received the offer by phone, then followed up by email. Within an hour I recieved another email rescinding the offer due to "review of budget" an hour later I received another offer for 30% less than the original. What do you think?
They're playing games. Who would offer a job without knowing what the budget for it was first? Like you said, it's very unlikely the budget could've changed that quickly. More likely is that they know you want the job, they're hoping they can get you to take a pay cut, and if you don't, they either have an alternate lined up or they're pretty confident they can get one pretty easily.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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I had a very similar experience recently. One of those 'hyped up' Plug In Hybrid electric car companies who received $529M government department of energy loan. Made me an offer, sent me email with the offer letter. I didn't sign it immediately and tried to negotiate for a higher salary just to breakeven from what I am currently making. After both parties agreed at a figure, which was only a few thousand dollars more, they had delayed my start date specified in the original offer letter. 3 weeks later they told me the position is no longer available. I had found out that they offer the same job to someone I knew who has got 10 years less experience and saved about $30K. They altered the position title so that it sounds more junior that what was offered to me. Some companies are very under-handed when dealing and hiring people. May all this just be another example of how they set themselves up to fail. This company had delayed and failed to launch their vehicle for more than a year. I know they are going to keep failing when they would sacrifice experience and knowledge to save a little money.

In a way I am very glad that I didn't end up joining this company since I didn't have to move out of state and still ended up with the same take home pay from my current job.

What goes around comes around. Karma Sucks!
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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In my area, local schools make the hiring decisions but school's budget and funding is controlled by the district. Unfortunately that means a lot of staff were made offers by schools which were then cancelled because the district informed them their budget was being cut. This split of control is the result of negotiations between unions who want school power, and politicians who control the money. Its unfortunate and a lot of innocent people get snagged in the mess.
Kinda strange that the offer was changed in only two hours after initial offer was made.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Anywhere USA
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I had a very similar experience recently. One of those 'hyped up' Plug In Hybrid electric car companies who received $529M government department of energy loan. Made me an offer, sent me email with the offer letter. I didn't sign it immediately and tried to negotiate for a higher salary just to breakeven from what I am currently making. After both parties agreed at a figure, which was only a few thousand dollars more, they had delayed my start date specified in the original offer letter. 3 weeks later they told me the position is no longer available. I had found out that they offer the same job to someone I knew who has got 10 years less experience and saved about $30K. They altered the position title so that it sounds more junior that what was offered to me. Some companies are very under-handed when dealing and hiring people. May all this just be another example of how they set themselves up to fail. This company had delayed and failed to launch their vehicle for more than a year. I know they are going to keep failing when they would sacrifice experience and knowledge to save a little money.

In a way I am very glad that I didn't end up joining this company since I didn't have to move out of state and still ended up with the same take home pay from my current job.

What goes around comes around. Karma Sucks!
Thanks for your comment. I took the job because I have been out of work for some time but believe me, I will continue to look for other opportunities. In fact, had a great interview earlier this week!
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