(Closed) Verbal vs written offer. Freaking out! (again)

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@worldtraveler:  2 days isn’t that long to employers who have tons of other stuff to do (although it probably seems like an eternity to you). The background and reference check might just be taking a while.  Give them at least a week, then if you don’t hear from them, you can send a follow up email.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

It’s taken me more than 2 days to follow-up on an offer by e-mail, but it’s mostly because I just took it for granted that they accepted the offer and I didn’t have time. So I don’t think it would be annoying to call and politely ask when you can expect to receive the e-mail. They’ll probably appreciate that you care, and at the very least they’ll understand your concern.

 

Post # 5
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652 posts
Busy bee

@worldtraveler:  do the interview nonetheless. The offer is not official until you get the paper contract and sign it. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@worldtraveler:  Well I would think that it would all be done before making the offer, but it sounded like in your first post that they told you it still had to be done. That’s why I said that.

Either way, 2 days isn’t unusual, even if everything is done. People are busy and it’s possible he just hasn’t gotten around to it yet. It’s frustrating for sure, but I wouldn’t be worried about him rescinding the offer quite yet, I don’t think it’s been long enough for that.

 

Oh and I just read this part of your post: Yes, you should do the interview with Company B. It’s just an interview, and if you get offered the job with Company B, it is not rude to decline if you got the job with Company A. It’s also not rude to ask for a few days to make up your mind, just in case you still haven’t heard from Cpmpany A yet. An interview is not a committment to work there.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@worldtraveler:  Oh I see, I read it as they weren’t waiting on any contingencies except for background and reference check. My bad.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@worldtraveler:  Do the other interview so you have a backup plan.  Contact the person who made the offer before the end of today or first thing Monday to confirm the offer and your email address.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@worldtraveler:  I just accepted a new position within my company. I got my verbal offer like 6 days before my written. 

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