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Etiquette on Job Offer Decision Time / Exploding Offers?

How long have y'all typically gotten to respond to a job offer?


I'm currently interviewing for a role, and I have my final round interview coming up. The recruiter warned me that if I get an offer, they expect a decision within 24 hours, or it'll be withdrawn.


I find this super unprofessional and shitty. Their reasoning is "we want people who really want to be here..." But I'm interviewing with other companies. I feel like this policy creates a situation where I'm incentivized to say yes to the offer - then bail if something better comes up. Which is shitty and unprofessional of me, but they're putting me in a corner.


What do y'all think? I feel like asking for a week or so to accept/decline an offer is reasonable. Anyone ever gotten an exploding offer?

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poweredbycaffeine
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
48 hours is what I have typically have dealt with. A week is far too long, even for an exec role. You either want the job, or you're using it to sell yourself for more money at your current job (don't) or to drive up your value to another spot you're interviewing at.
ExtremeVibeChecker44
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Inside Sales
"drive up your value to another spot you're interviewing at." yup haha. Called out.
Smithy
Politicker
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Director of Sales
I get where they are coming from but 24 hours isn’t long at all.Β 

do they know you’re in another process? If so, I don’t think it’s out of order to ask for that to be completed before making a decisionΒ 
ExtremeVibeChecker44
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They don't, but I guess I'll mention that. Tricky biz you know? Don't want to seem disinterested.Β 
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