Job offer and no contract yet...not sure what to do
March 31, 2014 5:47 AM Subscribe
I received a job offer after a very formal panel interview in a large company. I haven't heard anything since.
posted by sabina_r to Human Relations (25 answers total)
This offer would involve relocation to another state. I received the offer over the phone, from the head of the department (who was also present at the panel interview). He told me the salary and start date - which is 4 weeks from today. He also told me that I may be entitled to an allowance and that he will find the exact amount and let me know.
Following the phone call, he emailed me with "Thanks for accepting the offer for ___ position" and outlined salary and starting date. In email he also stated that he will let me know about the allowance and that I will receive my contract in the mail shortly.
It's been a week and no word on allowance or the contract. Maybe I am impatient but I feel a bit uneasy and not sure if I can properly plan the move, rent an apartment and all that until I have a formal contract.
I am worried that they changed their mind or something. How likely is that to happen?
Should I follow through with an email or a phone call? Or should I perhaps wait until the end of the week and do that if I don't hear anything?