The employer I accepted an offer from on March 3rd, with a start date of April 4th, offers new out-of-state employees one of two options for relocation assistance due to mandatory on-site policies:
- $7,500 post-tax cash
- Managed moving services that include moving your items from your home into storage, one month of corporate housing, moving your items from storage to your new place, paid travel, etc. before my start date
The moving company option I picked for relocation is telling me now, three weeks after I signed my offer, that its going to take 5 weeks to get my stuff to my new location. It’s been a constant back-and-forth between them and the corporate housing company to get any information out of them.
Had I known this, I'd have just taken the $7500 so I could be moved there by now and enjoy a week or two to explore before starting work.
Ultimately this means I will have to be moving well past my start date, during the middle of working. My immediate options are to push my start date and miss out on income or to pull from my PTO - neither of which I want and could have been avoided if it was communicated to me that it would take this long to actually move. Had I taken the $7500 cash and managed this myself, I'd have been moved by now and my family could have taken advantage of the spring break week for the moving process.
I feel like this is costing my family and I in both unnecessary stress and now it looks like financially (or PTO). Would it be taboo to ask my employer to extend my start date and compensate me for the delay in time?