My original offer mistakenly said it was for short term employment, thankfully after a lot of time, the internal recruiter had fixed it.
However, since a week has passed, she claims the stock values increased so she dropped my sign on bonus by a few thousand, and removed several of my stocks. She added a few thousand to my base pay, but it was only enough to make up for the lost bonus.
What's worse is contrary to what she said, the stock value dropped since my original offer, not increase, and also I don't understand how I could lose several stocks worth of value. She claims my overall compensation had increased by a few hundred from my previous offer, but all I'm seeing is that I lost a few thousand.
The delay is by no fault of mine. While I do like transferring some of my bonus to base pay, I don't like how she removed some of my stocks like that without even consulting me.
What's worse is she made the offer expire by tomorrow, I don't even know if I'll be able to get a hold of her. Originally she gave 5 days after sending the letter till expiry.
Not sure what I can do, I want the job but I feel exhausted dealing with this recruiter. If someone knows how stock value decrease means increased compensation please let me know.
Edit 2: She extended the offer due date. Turns out they take the rolling average of the previous 3 weeks. It looks like she regenerated my offer when the stock's least performant week got dropped out of the average, which made the stock value go up, which made my other compensation numbers drop. She probably doesn't want to regenerate the offer next week because the rolling average would drop - it would maybe pick up this week's stock performance which wasn't good again.