Time off needed before accepting a job
August 28, 2013 3:59 PM Subscribe
I interviewed for a job a few weeks ago. Today they called to offer me the position and sent me the offer letter via email. I sent a follow-up email to confirm receipt of the offer letter, and also sent a list of three upcoming dates (the soonest being a month away) that I would not be available to work. The response from HR was basically that they'd have to see what the staffing situation would be before confirming I'd receive those days off.
posted by altopower to work & money (11 answers total)
Given that these are commitments I made before the job was offered, is it unreasonable to expect that they would accept this? Should I insist on an assurance that I will be given those days off before officially accepting the job? This job has very specific and set hours, and I can understand concern about staffing, but I feel like it's unreasonable of them to expect that I wouldn't have prior commitments needing to be worked around.