FYI: The person to whom I refer is a recent college graduate.
Someone who is close to me is currently pursuing an Administrative Assistant position at an unnamed company. She had a first interview with one of the "office manager[s]" of this company less than a week ago and was asked if she would be willing to "come on board." The manager then proceeded to give her some basic, vague details on pay and benefits, none of which was in writing. The pay was determined by the manager asking her "what's your bottom dollar;" she bypassed that question and did not give a specific figure. It is not clear to her whether or not this situation meant that she had an offer.
She has requested documentation containing details on benefits from the manager and the manager, again, has not offered any documentation outlining benefits or pay, not even an offer letter or a contract.
Should this be a cause for concern? What would you suggest that she do? She has had interviews at other places and the manager seems, to her, rather desperate to hire her.
Update: Apparently it was an offer. The manager has now asked her to do a drug test, and she will start training next week. If anyone has any further commentary on this, please feel free to comment.