I just got back, changed clothes, and downed a Big Mac. I don't think I got it- at least I didn't get it today- but I'm not positive. He had his wife in the interview because I guess she helps out doing some office work and he says she's a good judge of character. It probably has something to do with not wanting to interview a female alone too. Anyway, the interview portion seemed to go well with both of them and the reporte seemed pretty good. They seemed to really like some answers I gave to their questions and some samples of my work. Then he asked what I wanted to get paid and I said it depended on benefits that the company paid so we discussed what benefits were important to me. I listed the typical and said I could pay for them but of course, the pay would need to vary depending on the arrangement. He said, ok, if the company gave you this package with all the things you asked just asked for, what would you want to get paid. I said "uhmmm", and shyly threw out a number like I wasn't real committed to it. Now this number was in the lowest range of anyone with my credentials and experience without looking desparate. They had advertised for experienced people and clearly were stating needs that required experience. So I had addressed the entire interview that way and did not want to appear desparate or unqualified but during the course of the interview, he mentioned having someone do this job before who had very little experience but she moved away. Anyway, then he said he was talking to a couple of other people and would commit to calling people Wed evening and letting them know if he wanted to call them back in for a more detailed discussion. I told them (which I'd already mentioned on the phone last week) that "I'm glad he plans to make a decision soon because I'm facing foreclosure within a matter of days if I didn't get a letter from a company stating I had a job and what I'd be getting paid very soon". He said he will commit to Wed because he needs to make a decision for his company, too, and then started checking with his wife to make sure they had my email address. As we were saying our goodbyes, I told him to feel free to call with any questions or anything because I'd be happy to negotiate salary and terms. He said ok, and that he was mainly concerned about getting the right person for the job. What makes me feel negative is that it seemed so very positive until he said he would call, then made absolutely sure they had my email. Maybe I asked for more money than they wanted to pay if they were used to paying someone at the beginning years of this profession. I don't know- the only thing that makes me think I might have a small chance is if he asked for my email address so he can send the letter offering me a job and have the pay stated. But, it seems more likely that he would email to say they've decided to hire someone else, right? It just seemed to be going so well until I got the "we're talking to a few other people" comment, which usually means I'm not the one. He actually took notes though, which rarely happens, and his wife said I had done some great work so who knows.