- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Ok, so long story short….My job is being eliminated at the end of this year. My plan was to not apply for any jobs until after the wedding, but I saw my dream job posted and decided to take a leap of faith.
Today I get an email that they rec’d over 300 applications in the 4 days it was posted and have chosen a very small amount of people to pursue further. Yay!
The problem, the email basically says they would like someone to be able to start Aug. 31. My wedding is Sept. 8th. It does, however, say if you can’t start right on the 31st, would you be able to come in the week of the 27th to train for a few hours with the outgoing employee in the position.
I need to respond to this email and answer his questions today. If my wedding was still a few months out, I wouldn’t mention it until an offer was made, but seeing as they want someone to start the week before the wedding, I feel like I need to bring it up now to not waste their time.
I could train that week of the 27th and I guess if they reallllllly needed me to I could work that Mon/Tues before the wedding but ideally I really need that week off. I know life will be crazy, we have about 8 people from out of town staying with us that week and adding starting a new job that week is just a little nuts.
So, this is how I was thinking of responding, can someone tell me what they think? This is just a rough draft.
‘My ideal starting date for the position would be September 17th. I say this only because I am getting married September 08, and I will be out of the country through September 16. I would, however, be able to come in the week of August 27th to train with the outgoing employee to learn the job. While I realize you may be looking for an earlier starting date, I feel if you allow me an interview I can prove I would be the ideal candidate.’
The email does seem like they would be semi-flexible. His email says he would like a response by the end of Wed, but he understand that is a small turnaround. He even goes on to say he understands if I’m on vacation and can’t respond right away, but he just needs to know it will take me longer.
So, hiring Bees….if you found someone who best fit your criteria, but they couldn’t start right when you wanted, would you not even pursue it?
I don’t know what to do! The timing on this is awful!
Thanks in advance! 🙂