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I don't think this is a fair representation of what was presented to the candidate. There was and never has been an attempt to fool anyone- that is a strong accusation that is not accurate. If a candidate does NOT like our contractual terms, they do NOT have to work for us. We presented what we were willing and able to do from a contract stand point, but the candidate did NOT like our terms and thus we were not able to proceed. It is also not true that we were not flexible in terms of meeting the needs of the candidate either. We wanted him to work for us, so we offered him a much higher salary in negotiations that we thought was fair. We then offered stock options for candidates that want to work for us over a period of time. The candidate seemed receptive to all of our negotiations, but refused to accept our contracts. From our stand point, the candidate was playing multiple employers off of one another to receive a better offer and because we are a young company, we were not able to meet the same terms as some other companies.