Had a great feeling about joining a private practice. Spent 3-4 weeks going back and forth about details. Really like the people and the practice. The only missing piece was precise details about the post-partnership income and ASC buy-in (the details had been vague). My last conversation with them was a bit intense but ended on a good note where the group agreed to share last year's profit and loss statement. A week went by with no communication. I messaged them to ask if everyone was still feeling good about moving forward and was reassured that yes they were and the senior partner was on vacation and I'd hear back in a week. Week later I get a phone call from senior partner that while he was gone another candidate reached out to the group and now they no longer had "clarity" and that he feels a bit two faced but would call me back in 3 days with an answer and then I basically got ghosted…. At this point I was under the impression that a formal offer had been made to me – a sample contract had been sent and that we were just negotiating and getting information and it was a done deal. Am I over reacting by being really furious at this group who basically led me on for a month? Was I asking too much when I pushed on getting more details about the post partnership income and some statements/concrete evidence of the groups profit/loss before committing to joining. To me it was a huge red flag that no information was being given apart from starting salary and time to partnership and years before I get a return of investment (roughly 2-3 years).
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