I have searched the forums and I have not seen any topic dealing with this.
I have just been asked by the CFO of a major company (mkt cap, even in this market, above 10bnUSD) if I'm interested in joining them. We have just talked briefly on the phone. Since the new position would involved moving to another city, he was interested in knowing if there were any family issues that could be an obstacle. I told him there were none and I suggested that we meet for coffee or lunch to discuss the matter in person.
I know the company well from the outside (I have been covering them for the last two years) and I know the CFO quite well: he is very nice person, honest and hard working. The job position does not especially attract me, but the company and reporting to this person does.
I'm still thinking about it, but if I have to say no and since the CFO of the company called me directly, how can I say no in the most polite way and without sounding as if I had wasted his time?
Many thanks to all who chip in.