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What is an appropriate time frame to give an employer to make an offer/rejection before contacting him/her?

The job in question is a part-time office assistant position at a small company (7 employees). After conducting a relatively lenghthy interview, the company requested for references to follow up on. The manager indicated that she would talk to me soon afterwards. I provided them on Monday afternoon, and have not heard from the company since (current time: Thursday evening).

I have a couple of other job offers, as well. Normally, I would shrug this particular situation off except I love the position, paying more, and more tailored to my schedule than my current job.

Would it be appropriate to ignore them, go ahead with the other offers? Or contact them? Or wait a couple more days?

My post may reek of inexperience, but I've only held one job (for a long time), and I normally receive an e-mail or phone message concerning the position not long after I interview.

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