I received a verbal offer, "...contingent on background, drug, and physical...", from a company that stated in the interview process they "do not do offer letters." This is a privately-held, family-run business and they operate by their own set of rules.
The offer was made in this manner: "...I am offering you the job, contingent on Background and Drug, which I have to say..." "...The comp will be base plus signing bonus because I can do more that way..."
I took the physical and drug screen and passed and my background cleared later that week. I asked the HR person handling this if I could resign from my current position and she said, "Yes. This is how they operate and everything is in line with their requirements." I received the New Hire paperwork, resigned my job, filled out the paperwork, and returned it. I am now on ice, "waiting" for one brother to talk to the other, when I know for a fact they already talked about this and the one brother told the other brother to move forward. I have this in an e-mail.
They may take me off ice in the next few days or week and if they do not, is this a valid job offer which was reneged on, breaching our verbal agreement?