Post # 1
Hi all: So I recently applied for a job and received the offer yesterday. At that time, when HR contacted me with the job offer, I let them know that I was getting married and would need May 20-28 off, as I would be out of state for this. HR replied that it shouldnt be a problem and they would let my soon-to-be manager know and that I should also email her and let her know. [keep this in mind: After I had interviewed withthis manager, I sent her a “thanks for the interview” email in which she responded within the hour]. Anyway, so yesterday, I sent an email and told her I was excited to join the team and that I had made HR aware, and of course also wanted to make her aware, that I was getting married and wouldnt be in state for that week, and to make sure it was ok with her. I still havent heard back. Granted, it’s only been a day and a half, but still. How would you all proceed? I was thinking of calling HR this Friday if I dont hear from her by then, and seeing if they had talked with her or how to proceed. I hate to be crazy, but this i really important to me. In addition, an old employer (who I was considering going back to work for up until I got this offer) called me this morning and left a voicemail to discuss opportunities with that company. I dont want to call them and say “thanks but no thanks, I got another job” and then have that job not honor the dates I need off. Ahh, I’m all in a tizzy over this. Am I worrying too much? Thanks bees!
This topic was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by sweetpea8181.
Post # 2
I dont think you have anything to worry about. If you let HR know ahead of time then it should be find, your new manager may just be verifying that information with them. Best of luck!
Post # 3
sweetpea8181: Can you call the new manager directly as a follow up to your email?
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
sweetpea8181: Make sure you get it in writing from HR that those dates are approved leave ASAP. You want it in writing so management doesn’t “forget” and then not let you take the time off. Most companies are aware of these types of agreements so it’s usually not a problem but you want it in writing so you can take the time off and not worry about getting fired for taking unapproved leave. I would call your HR contact and verify everything is okay.
Post # 5
sweetpea8181: I would give your new manager 2 weeks from the date you sent the email before following up. She could be out of town or on vacation. If you don’t hear back in 2 weeks, then send a follow-up.
You did the right thing by clearing it with HR and emailing your manager. Two days may seem like a lot to you because you’re worried about it, but I’m sure your new manager just busy/away and will get back to you soon!
One week is a very reasonable amout of time to take off for your wedding 🙂
Post # 6
Don’t call yet. It’s only been 2 days. You said you got the offer letter, did you send the offer letter back yet signed? If not…don’t yet. Wait to hear back from HR if they are the ones that sent the letter. Keep your contact with one person, the one who sent it to you. I would wait now until they respond. It can be a few weeks. Go ahead and listen to what the other company has to say and offer in the meantime. Offer letters are not guarantees. They can still rescind it. I just did the same thing and have them put it in writing as part of it.