I am in need of some advice and opinions. I recently turned down a position with a large Japanese company that would have had me moving from the US to work for the organization in Europe. All of the managing directors are Japanese even though the position is in Europe. To make a long story short, I turned the job offer down and when I did, I provided a long explanation basically with the underlying meaning that I needed more money. This is after the company failed to negotiate on any of my counteroffer. I was advised to provide this explanation by my recruiter and the explanation although formal, did not hold anything back either.
Fast forward a week later and I decided that the compensation would work and I would actually like to accept the offer. I have since spoken with the European hiring manager who is NOT Japanese. She informed me management would like to now interview other candidates before they even think to extend me their offer.
My question at this point is, do you guys believe I even have a chance or did I burn this bridge? I know the Japanese will often put a large amount of emphasis on saving face for themselves as well as their business acquaintances. I realize that I made a very big mistake in not accepting the offer and probably an even bigger mistake in providing a long explanation for my rejection. I do not have very much experience with the culture but I am curious if I even have a chance or if this deal is pretty much done and the Japanese are just using the "other candidates" excuse to lessen the blow of rejecting me. Also, should I try and contact the managing directors or stick to working with European HR?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!