Help wanted! please tell me what this implies
Here is the story which confused me a lot, so if anyone can give me a big picture of what is going on, I will greatly appreciate.
I had a final-round interview with a investment management firm last week. Before coming for the interview, the HR told me this will be the final round and "I will walk away from the interview with or without an offer". There were 10 people attending this final-round of superday interview, and the process was pretty intense and lasted for a whole morning. During lunch, I got a call from the HR asking me to go back to their office in the afternoon to have a last and final interview with some of their executives. When I arrived at the office, I learned that I was the only candidate surviving the morning session. The final interview ran quite smoothly, and after that I was told I should be able to know their decision no later than this Wednesday, which was a good sign I was assuming.
However, I received another call today from the HR, and I was told that they have invited another group of people for interview this Thursday, and by comparing and contrasting their qualifications with mine, they will be able to make a decision. I was also told that this group of people have more experience that I do. By the end of the conversation, the HR said he will contact me this Friday and hopefully he will be able to give me an offer then.
Can anyone explain to me what was going on here? I was quite confused.