I have a verbal offer, but so far it has taken the company a week to generate the offer letter and I keep being told that "it is coming. HR is just slow." My problem was that I agreed to start Monday the week after next on the assumption that the offer letter and contract would be signed imminently after a verbal acceptance (I have never waited more than an hour before).
I had that conversation last Friday. I still don't have so much as a welcome email, yet alone an offer package. I had assumed I would resign Monday.
Am I wrong to say that I am moving my start date to some point after I sign some documents? I don't want to quit a job before they actually formally agree that they are hiring me.
I have a verbal and the guy seemed nice, but that doesn't seem like enough.
On the one hand I didn't make this condition initially clear, but I also assumed (and have always gotten) very prompt offer letters.