A really good guy I have known for many years, “Startup CEO”, was wondering if he was over reacting to the following scenario:
Startup CEO was introduced to an entry level “Developer” going through a career change by a peer at a local consulting group.
CEO and his team had a couple of in depth interviews with Developer. They wanted to make sure Developer was going to be able pick up writing code at a decent pace. And they were more than willing to train him along the way.
This was a win-win for both parties.
CEO calls up Developer and gives him an offer. They cover salary, benefits and “woo” him a little.
Developer tells CEO he has another offer. CEO says he understands and needs to have a decision in a couple of days.
Developer sends a short email to CEO saying he has taken the other offer.