I received a job offer where they asked if it would be possible to start earlier than I want. I asked if it is fine if I start a bit later and they said it should be fine. Should I just wait to hear what they say about the start date or should I start when they want me to start?
I received a job offer
Which had a specific start date I assume.
Generally I've gotten a verbal offer contingent on a few things (background/credit/criminal check, HR approval, etc.) and that was when a start date was discussed.
Then the offer letter had the date we discussed.
I asked if it is fine if I start a bit later and they said it should be fine.
"It should be fine" isn't a phrase I would be okay hearing regarding a start date.
You need something in writing stating when you will start (email is fine if both your new manager and HR are on the email).