- Currently doing contract work for a remote company.
- I received a written offer for a new position at different company, signed it and returned it.
- A condition of employment is a background check (for PCI compliance).
- I will not pass the background check.
- The reason I will not pass has nothing to do with the PCI requirements (IMO), it is unrelated to any financial fraud or malfeasance.
- But it is a felony conviction.
- I was up-front and notified the hiring manager what to expect, including the nature of my offense. I gave him the opportunity to rescind the offer right then & there, he said to just fill out the form and return it and he will discuss it with his HR when the results come back.
My dilema is what to do regarding my current contract? Do I give give notice ASAP only to have the job offer retracted or do I not say anything until the last minute? My scheduled start date is the Monday after Thanksgiving so the time frame is already compressed. Another factor is that I don't know how long the background check will take.
The people I'm working with on the current contract are really great, I don't want to be a dick to them even though I hate the job itself. My contract does not stipulate any minimum notice time.
The new position is with a company that I had really admired for quite some time. I wasn't actively seeking any work but the opportunity presented itself, I was actually surprised when I got the offer.
These are all US companies. I and the new company reside in a state that has 'banned the box' and I answered all questions on the application truthfully.