Wondering if I can obtain some thought for consideration in my situtation - thanks in advance, it is appreciated.
My boss resigned last year, after he and I had worked closely together on a thoroughly successful new service launch. I applied for his job, but they talked him into coming back. He left again after six months, and I applied a second time, They went with an outside candidate over me in the final decision. My new boss is now is leaving after 5 months, for a better offer. Today they offered me the position, verbally. They asked me if I was interested, and I noted it had only been five months since they chose someone else, and said I did not intend to apply but would entertain an offer. They pointed out a couple things they felt had improved, said they would like me in the position, and gave me a high level salary number.
It is frustrating, and I don't want to be thrown off by that emotion. What should I be concerned about in this situation, and what positives should I not overlook? If you have been in a similar situation, your experience would be helpful.