Hiring manager reaching out after turning down a job offer
About 2 months ago I started interviewing with a company for a position that would require a move cross country. I stated early on to the recruiter that I wouldn't be able to move without a relocation package - which he said wouldn't be a problem. We'll, after going through all the interviews I was offered the job. But the offer was about $15K below the average salary for the role in the area and did not include a relocation package.
When I went back to the recruiter to negotiate they countered with a $3K increase in salary and an extra $2K in sign on. Still no relocation package. As a matter of fact, at this point a different recruiter became my point of contact and she said that the company felt the talent pool in the area was big enough that they no longer offer relocation assistance.
Needless to say I turned down the offer.
Fast forward a month and now the hiring manager is reaching out to me to see if I'm still interested. I'm not terribly sure how to proceed at this point.
Any advice? Has anyone been in a similar situation?