Originally Posted by WMR
I was thinking about it some more after I posted and I can see what their argument likely is: "In an economy like this you're crazy to turn down any decent job offer."
I still think refusing it is the right move, especially knowing that the temp turned the job down. Hmm... wonder if there is any way you could talk to the temp? He could give you all the nitty gritty and explain exactly why he refused the job... is it possible that he could have refused the position for a reason other than the job sucks?
No chance I get to speak to the guy unless I accept the offer. I was trying to come up with reasons to, it could be they seriously low balled him because of the economy. With the type of hours they expect, could be the salary wasn't enough.
They want to hire someone before his placement ends, so he can train the person who is hired on a permenant basis.