I was "second choice" for 2 positions, the first one is the one that got me in the industry, the second one is the one I have now. In the first one, it was a coin flip between me and one other girl, the chose her and "gave me" to someone else who hired me on the spot.
For this position, someone had been doing side work for them and getting paid "per file" the salary they offered her was less than she was making so she turned it down, I got a call from a friend that they were looking for someone to fill my position, had lunch with the VP, and the VP spent the entire lunch convincing me to take the job. I am making 10 thousand more a year than I was making 2 years ago, and really like my job.. I am SO GLAD their first choice refused!!!