Long story but apparently this individual has asked our client that we do not contact him anymore as he felt too "pressured". However he has accepted the role that we introduced to him and did some very creative "out of the box" thinking in order to help him with his main motivating factor for changing jobs which was to reduce his travel time away from a young family. We were successful in cutting it down from traveling 2 weeks a month to a 3 hour different time zone to never (unless he chooses to) having to travel and working in the same time zone. Matching money, exact same job and technology. With a company that values his input and skills.
The assumed "pressure" was us asking if he wanted the job BEFORE starting the negotiation for his compensation ($27K over what the budget from our client was) as there is no point on negotiating if fundamentally he does not want the job.
Anyone else have a story like this?