Do I actually have a job?
May 15, 2014 4:50 PM Subscribe
Someone please share some experience so I can stop worrying and get some sleep. I received a tentative offer from a federal agency. I then received an email asking for my preferred start date so they can send a confirmation letter. I responded, haven't heard back for a month. I sent an email to check in but haven't heard back for a week.
posted by inevitability to Work & Money (17 answers total)
A few details between. I sent in my paper work for the background investigation immediately after the tentative offer. Two weeks later, I got an email about the start date. The person said they would follow up with a confirmation letter and employment forms in a few weeks. That was about a month ago. My start date is a month or so from now.
This is pathways type job so I believe the background check and everything is not as stringent.
I'm worried because I checked in via email and haven't heard back for a week. The individual has normally been very responsive.
Should I call or check in in another week? Should I contact the main person now (senior analyst, not HR person) who was facilitating my interview process and has been very friendly?
Does this somehow mean I actually don't have a job? I'm not sure to prep or not to start in a month. Thanks all.