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Background info: So I was offered an position in a very small company (<50) in UK. The letter was in an email with the letterhead and the signature from the guy who interviewed me and I think he runs the company (maybe his father owns it). They were really excited to have me and the same was true for my side. The letter had details like salary, no. of holidays, working hours. Only condition I see is
"This position is offered subject to satisfactory reference and pre-employment checks and completion of the three-month probationary period"*.
Initially I accepted by replying to email and asked to postpone the start date by a month. He was fine with it. But now I need to postpone it by two more weeks because I need to apply for a working visa before I can start. Haven't heard back after this email which was a week ago.
I'm guessing it's no longer on the table. But what annoys me is that he would lie and/or ignore me, rather than just saying no from the start because I stopped looking after accepting.
Anyways so what's the best way to phrase the call to him? I just want to know other's advice/experience on how this conversation should go/went.