I already looked at other posts which is why I'm posting this because I feel my case is a bit unique and needs explanation.
I originally selected my start day preference to be as late as possible because of I would be out of town for family situations. I was persuaded by a friend that that was the stupidest idea since that's sacrificing a month of salary. So, I emailed the recruiter saying I can actually start earlier. Later, I realized that I still need to be out of town due to the same family situation, I contacted the recruiters but they said that the later slots (for start date/training/new hire orientation) are already taken. They said if a slot empties up or if someone want to switch then they will contact me. However, they have not contacted me and I think I will be starting at the earlier starting date. Can I still contact them to ask whether I can delay my starting date? If yes, how should I phrase the question? Thank you!
Since the recruiter said the next fiscal year is very soon, can I ask to start next fiscal year? 2 of my friends (for another company) was able to do this, and one of them was even able to push it to 1 year later since he had to be abroad for some issues