One of the applicants we offered last week turned us down saying that he got the pay rise he wanted from his employer. We felt used. It was a toss up between him and the candidate who accepted, both had good skills and interviewed well. In fact, between those of us making the decision both were even. We tossed the decision around longer than usual but needn’t have bothered because he was never going to take the job – as long as he got the pay rise from his existing job. Ah the joys of recruitment.