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Old 09-22-2017, 07:03 AM
 
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I received a verbal job offer yesterday from the HR rep of a company I interviewed with last week. It's for a supervisor position and the current supervisor there now is leaving the first week of November. So HR called and we discussed salary, start date, etc. and she said they really, really want me to start October 9th (two weeks from now), so that the current supervisor would have time to train me before he leaves. She said she would send the offer and benefits packet to me in an email yesterday but I never received it. So for me to start October 9th, I would have to put in my resignation today. But I'm wondering when I should follow up with her about the offer?
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:10 AM
 
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Followup today and tell her that in order to ensure an October 9 start date, you'll need the final offer package in hand today so that you can turn in your 2-week notice to your current employer.

Theoretically, you COULD turn in your notice first thing Monday morning and have it be a 2-week notice - but you'd need to do it first thing Monday morning when you get into work.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:12 AM
 
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Verbal offers come and go. Signed offers too sometimes. Don't lose what you have for something that's not more firm.

I keep applying, until I sign something. It has not failed me yet. I have been employed for over 20 years.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:42 AM
 
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Follow up today with a call then email if no response.

As mentioned above tell them if they want you to start on that date you need the offer letter so you can give your current employer proper two weeks of notice.

If you still don't get an offer letter by end of today, then I would be wary of such an inflexible and inconsiderate company. Whatever you do, do not short change your current employer by making it a one week notice due to delay on your future employer's part (and no need to create a separate thread asking if it's ok to give only a one week notice).

A verbal offer ain't worth anything. Don't tempt fate by putting in a two week notice in the assumption you will soon get that offer letter. People have burned themselves on this foolishness.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:10 PM
 
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I got the call and letter!! The HR rep was in a meeting all morning but we worked through lunch and sent it to me. Such anxiety!
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:07 PM
 
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Thank you so much for providing an update. You did a great job on following through with the advice from others. It worked out beautifully.
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:45 AM
 
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Unfortunately, I've only had 1 company in my entire career when the timeline they gave me during verbal offer (when it by end of day today or tomorrow) actually held true.

I still remember it - I left the interview at lunch, they said they'd get it to me EOD. 5pm past nothing, got it around 8pm LOL

But all others have been like within a week from verbal
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