A recruiter is pressuring me on a job I interviewed for last week. Remembering the cast on How Do You Know You Have an Offer, I'm acting like I'm interested, but there a lot of uncertainties and I'm trying to figure out what to say .
1) As I posted on another thread (https://www.manager-tools.com/forums/relocate-or-be-terminated-ok-look), my company is letting me go in early April 2016 unless I relocate from Florida to Pennsylvania, using their very generous relocation package; I only receive the severance and my 2015 bonus if I stay until the end
2) This company is in Boston, they want me right now, but the recruiter is uncertain if they can offer me as good of a relocation package as my current job, uncertain they can offer me my severance as signing bonus that I'd lose, but they think they could offer me my year end bonus as a signing bonus that I'd lose by leaving early.
3) as far as the job, the position title is same as current, the position responsibilities are slightly less than my current job, but different environment where I could learn more, though I'd have to learn a new side of the business that I don't have to in my current job.
If my current job wasn't undergoing all these changes, my current job is better than this job. However, my current job is changing quite a bit, and even if I do take the relocation, there are changes in reporting structure, responsibilities, potentially hiring a good mentor, probability of success of my project etc, that I'm still uncertain about but may be certain by end of Nov 2015. In 2012, I messed this up by expressing my uncertainties before I had an offer. Today, in light of that podcast that has come out since then, I am communicating interest. The recruiter just asked if I talked to my family about moving to Boston. I think I'll just say we'll move if it's not a loss. You know, I don't need to say, "if it is not a loss," because I can always say no if the money isn't right. I do not want to burn bridges with the recruiter as he covers this industy well.
Note that since putting myself on the market, I'm getting a lot of hits, though everyone wants me right away.