In the spirit of downward social comparison to feel better about ourselves… :D
Why did you end up rejecting/declining an interview or an offer?
(for reasons about the position/school — obviously, you'd decline if you got your dream job elsewhere)
[let's keep it polite by not mentioning school's names]
1) one school's salary was so low relative to my existing salary, it would have been over a 14K paycut. i declined after being offered a campus interview.
2) another school wanted coverage of too many classes outside of my areas of expertise and the interviewer seemed to be harking on all the service expectations. i decided the fit wasn't good and also was turned off by the negative attitude of the interviewer.