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I had a second round interview with a company today. It went from asking me questions about my experience, and then all of a sudden the interviewer said "I'd like to make you a job offer for $x amount of dollars. We could get you started as early as 3 days from now".
For any important decisions, I like time to think about it. What would a good response have been? I'm afraid he saw me hesitate which has negatively affected my chances. I told him to send me the offer letter and he said he would but hasn't yet.
One big thing is the location of the office I would have to work in. It would take me close to 3 hours to commute one way. I told the interviewer I would relocate closer to work, but obviously can't do this on 3 days notice. He replied I can be flexible the first month and they will work something out.
Still, I need more time to think about it if I'm going to move homes. I need to check into the affordability of housing in the area etc.
He said he was interviewing other candidates so I'm surprised how quickly he made a verbal offer. The company is small and he said he values being quick about decisions (in the sense of not having large process to get a good idea approved).
Not completely relevant, but the wage is lower than I hoped and there's no benefits.