Recently interviewed for a mid-level position with a large company (don't want to go into detail for obvious reasons). Nailed the interview and expected an offer, which I recieved from HR last week. The salary offered was generous and I didn't try to negotiate. I did, however ask about other benefits and potential incentives (bonus, tuition, etc) but all within reason and was careful not to be pushy or demanding. Recruiter said he would look into my questions and get back to me.
Recieved a call only a few hours later, and recruiter had quite a different tone. Again, don't want to go into too much detail, but he mentioned that the offer may have been "premature" and he would need to look into some things. I asked for clarification, but recieved only a jumbled, incoherent response and was told he would be in touch. Sounded to me like he was preparing to rescind the offer. Luckily I'm not stupid enough to have made any brash decisions without an official letter, but needless to say I'm kind of pissed.
Ican't imagine it was anything I said. Do you guys think it's something else going on behind the scenes? Maybe another candidate who turned the job down reconsidered? Has this happened to anyone, and if so, how'd you handle it? Part of me says I should be checking in and part of me says I should be patient.