Ahh well, the job Ds has been interviewing for didn’t pan out. They were only willing to pay out a max of $38k a year – a far cry from what Ds is looking for (at least $45k). I told him it’s his very first interview, in looking for a full time position utilizing his IT degree, and he can certainly afford to wait a bit and see what else might turn up. He also spoke with the IT guy where I work, after he declined their offer, and he also felt that was way too low, especially given the job duties and told him to definitely keep looking and hold out for more. He also said Ds should be able to find something in the $45k range, so I don't think Ds is being unrealistic at all. Ds could probably pretty easily find a $38k job close to home that would be “easy and less responsibility” compared to IT work.
Something will turn up, I know, just disappointing to get our hopes up for him.