Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dear lord.

It has now been over a week since J got the job offer, and Human Resources has not called to discuss salary.  We have nothing in writing, yet he has a start date in early August.  The math is not adding up for me to give proper notice at my job (and have time to move myself across the country).

Freaking out commencing.


  1. Oh man. I hope everything works out. That seems very rude bordering on unprofessional of the HR.

  2. It's not that crazy, from HR's perspective, as they're only interested in the paperwork aspect. But it feels awful on our end. J is acting like the job is his, so I am thinking that way, but in the back of my mind is the sick worry that something will go wrong and we're back to square one. Luckily, he got a phone interview offer the same day he did this on-site interview.

    Every time his phone makes an email noise, I freak out.

  3. I hope they get that paperwork soon! If they take too long for you to give proper notice, while less than ideal, you can always move a there a short time after he does.

  4. That wouldbe awful! Ok, not the end of the world, but it would muck up some plans. I want a few days off before we travel across the country, to spend time with friends and make absolutely sure we've tie up all loose ends. I'm also looking forward to making the trip with my husband, who's been through this trip and could make it into a semi-vacation.

    I should probably stop thinking things will go a certain way, though.

  5. I think that in times like these, thinking of a semi-vacation and spending time with friends, although would be nice, shouldn't be your first priorities.

    I've recently gone through a similar process and I can tell that giving proper notice at your current job will keep a lot of doors open that you don't want to close.

    Good luck with your move!

  6. Oh, those are just daydreams. I never thought we'd be expected to move in so little time, or that the hiring process would be this hung up. I'm definitely on the side of giving as much notice as possible. For how much I read the Ask a Manager blog, I'm sure the writer would find some way to smite me for doing otherwise.


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