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My how times have changed.  Over the past 24 months I have experienced something that has never occurred before in my 19 years in the business.   On four different occasions I have interviewed potential employees, extended a job offer, offer was verbally accepted, a start day was established, we shook hands, and then the person never shows up and is never heard from again. Have any of you had a experience like that? I figure the place where they were at upped the offer and they decided that staying was easier and safer than leaving. 

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