I recently interviewed for a position, and was verbally offered the job.
The job involved relocation, and the salary offer wasn't as lucrative as I would have liked, so I asked for them to send through the written contract, and give me a week to crunch the numbers and make a decision.
They didn't immediately send through a contract, and I followed up a couple of days later. Eventually the CEO got back to me and rescinded the offer telling me:
Your request to take a week to consider the offer was not a good start and left me in doubt. I've made the offer to another candidate.
Now - let's be clear - I had intended to use this week to wait to hear back from other positions I'd applied for.
Is this dynamic standard employment game theory and par for the course, is it more indicative of a dysfunctional company culture?