So I graduate and finish my exams on April 25th. Then, I start my new job on May 5th. But I was thinking about postponing my start date a week, just to have a longer break and start the job fresh. When I interviewed, I said I wanted the start date to be around mid May, and the manager said she was okay with it. But for some dumb reason, I misread the start date on the contract, so I didn't ask to change the start date to mid May like I requested. I signed the contract a few weeks ago.
Would it be appropriate to ask to postpone the start date? It's not the biggest deal, and I wouldn't be very pushy about it as I understand I signed the contract already. It'd just be nice. If you think it's ok, how would you word it?
I was thinking something like:
Hi, I understand I signed the contract already, but I was wondering if it would be possible postpone the start date to XXX. I'd like some extra time off after my exams, so I can make sure I come in fresh for the new job. But, this is just a personal preference, so it's completely fine and understandable if this not doable or too much of an inconvenience. Thanks.