I’ve seen the term “exploding job offers” pop up on three Slack groups I’m a member of this week and wanted to talk about them in a bit more detail here.
For those not familiar with the term, the interviewee is essentially given an offer of employment that will be retracted within X amount of time EDIT for clarification: where X = hours not days or weeks. In the cases I’ve seen this week, X = 48 hours So, essentially, if you haven’t accepted/rejected the job within 48 hours, the company rescinds the offer.
What do you think of this practice? Is there any situation where you’d feel comfortable being the interviewee in this situation?