Its all good, all good (and funny) life experiences.I’m sorry that happened to you. I can relate. A co-worker farted behind me last week. Some keeping a heating fish in the microwave too
A company that doesn't allow you to resign properly from your previous company says something about them.I don’t want to give much info but it’s looking likely I’ll get the offer yeah but if I do they need someone to start ASAP. The opportunity is kinda too big to pass up
Then they don't really want or need you. If they base their decision on a short waiting period your experience and qualifications means nothing to them.I guess that’s fair. It’s just such a good opportunity there is a mild panic I may get sidelined if they find someone they also like but can start sooner.
I don’t think it’s because they are meaning to be unreasonable there just is a real need
I've been caught like this before.Then they don't really want or need you. If they base their decision on a short waiting period your experience and qualifications means nothing to them.
Or they may have a difficult decision to make on a couple of candidates and the one who can start immediately swings it.Then they don't really want or need you. If they base their decision on a short waiting period your experience and qualifications means nothing to them.
at least you didn't meet the nazi skinheads like I did.I've been caught like this before.
A lack of willingness to wait, or a serious urgency with "take it or leave it" isn't a good sign.
I went and worked for an outfit who "couldn't wait". I left the other job with short notice which meant they now cannot be used as a reference because I made them angry by leaving on short notice.
Guess what... the new company was a friggen sweatshop. That's why they wanted me quickly... to work long hours and slave away like a slave in a shoe factory. I asked for one day of leave to see the Dr to get a repeat script of my meds... they gave me endless drama just for that one friggen day.
Within 2 weeks I was looking for yet another job...
I even mentioned it when it happened.at least you didn't meet the nazi skinheads like I did.
one thing you never quite ever know with recruiters and where they place you.
from what i gather OP has been made a good offer. which is good and well now, but not so good and well on his CV in 3 years time or when references are checked.To look at it from another angle - why the desperation from this company? Did a bunch of people leave at the same time? Did someone do what you're planning on doing - up and left? Why wasn't there sufficient planning on their side to cater for these things? Or are they expanding so quickly they need the extra resources? What's it like for the people currently working there then?
As an aside, if I'm the one doing the hiring, I don't know if I want the guy that can just leave their job like that - who's to say they won't just do it again to me?
Personally, I rarely make a decision when pressured to like that, especially for something this big. Oh you've got 5 other people wanting this house you say? No problemo, they're welcome to it. This car is the last one available? There's plenty other cars mate. Only you know the whole story but don't let someone else make all the rules - be open about what you're prepared to do.
Not all companies are like that though...Fsuk them, the company wouldn't give two poops to get rid of you immediately in a probation period if they realised you weren't a good fit.
That is the whole point of that time, for both parties to decide if the fit is good. If it isn't either is entitled to walk away.
You owe them nothing. Seize the opportunity dude, your future and wellbeing always come before that of any company.
I hate that term in contracts, it's ambiguous and often leads to confusion when people resign.surely when you applied/were approached you made it known you have a calendar month etc notice period?
Edit: I notice it is your probation, check your contract notice should be like a week or two.