Last week, I conducted a phone interview with a county out of state and felt I did pretty well. They wanted me to be at the intereview, but they gave me little notice and wouldn't pay for travel.
After the phone interview, I got a call that they want to check references, etc. Which leads me to believe that an offer may be imminent.
However, I do not feel comfortable accepting an offer when I haven't had the chance to seeing the operation and meet the people face-to-face. Is it out of line to ask to fly up there before acceptance?
(of course, they mayoffer to meet me face-to-face after checking references but before offering, I haven't heard anything yet)
What do you guys think?
Also, what can you offer about salary negotiation? Irf I have to move, then my wife will have to look for a job and we'd still have our house to sell. I want to ask for more than I make now, which would still be in the range they offer, but I have never had to do this before.