I will start a new job in a month. I just came to the city yesterday (where I will work) for house-hunting, and I am staying at a hotel very close to my office location. I will be here for three days to look for an apt.
Do I need to inform my company that I am nearby? Such as emailing to HR and/or my future manager, and offer a lunch meeting?
I have mixed feelings about this, that is why I would like to know your opinions. Some friends suggested me doing it, as it would be kind. Also, my company may learn that I came nearby and didn't inform them. On the other hand, I am not ready to meet, as I am in my summer mood, with shorts, slippers and beard. I don't want to give a bad first impression on people whom I will work with.