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I got a call from a recruiter asking if I was interested in an opening she is pitching. It would be a shorter commute, a 40% boost to my salary, a tripling of bonus, something like a promotion, so I was quite charmed by the thought. Then...

I start doing my due diligence, and I find out that the hiring company is a financially troubled subsidiary of a foreign parent that used to be extremely strong and has now run into some trouble. To make matters worse, the industry they are in requires that you be observed to be very creditworthy in order for you to compete, so being in trouble is really bad. So I called the recruiter up and cancelled the interview. Frankly, I don't think she understood why I cancelled, but if you are hiring a credit analyst, you should expect them to check out the potential employer (duh!). Sad, since it otherwise sounded like a very tempting opportunity. I guess there will be other fish in the sea, though.

Still wondering if I did the right thing.
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