This whole hiring situation is laughable. So, I was ready to hire someone that I saw some potential in. I interviewed her a couple of days ago and gave her a call today. The conversation went something like this
Me: Hi, this is Brandon calling from XYZ. I know it’s short notice but would you mind swinging by the office today to talk for a few minutes? (she lives a few miles away)
Her: I can’t, i’m down in NYC
Me: OK, fair enough, well I was interested in offering you the position we discussed. Are you still interested?
Her: Can I get back to you?
Me: Hmm, ok, are you thinking about taking a different position elsewhere?
Her: I may be.
Me: OK well let me know when you make up your mind and we can discuss it.
Her: OK, thanks
Is it strange that now, even if she called saying she wants the job, I would say no thanks? I understand that I’m not the center of the universe but why invest time into someone who obviously isn’t 100% sure that what I’m offering is what she wants? Why is this so painful? I feel like outsourcing this work at this point!
What would you do if she said yes?
UPDATE: So after reading some of the comments and talking to some people I trust, I offered this girl the job on Friday. What happened was, she called back, saying she wanted the job and wanted to know if it was still available. I said yes. She never asked about money which I thought was weird, she only asked how she should dress. She told me she’d need to take off next Friday for “Homecoming.” I said OK, you can start on Monday. All was set. I then got an email at 8:11pm Sunday night:
“Thank you for offering me the opportunity to work with XYZ. Unfortunately, after careful consideration, I have decided to decline the offer.
I don’t believe the position will be the best fit for me.”