When either a person or corporate entity make an offer "look" attractive with window dressing when it really isn't - but in reality they are only using SMOKE AND MIRRORS to distort this so they can keep holding the carrot on the stick in front of you!!! Almost like a Jedi mind trick.
"You will receive a BIG bonus next year and you are your own boss and can do whatever you want to succeed in this office!!" -that was smoke and mirrors. Here is the translation into what that really means:
"You will be chained to your desk. You will work 12 hours a day. You will not get a promotion, ever. You will have 9 bosses. You will receive just enough money to keep you alive while we pay your manager for his private jet and lakehouse in Wyoming. You will die in this place."