I received an offer letter stating a start date pending on background check and drug screening. I quit my job on Friday thinking I be starting on Monday as it stated on my offer letter. It's almost two weeks since I filled out all the documentation for background check and drug screening. I have been contacting the prospective employer, each time they told me the hold up was due to information from one particular section of the criminal record hasn't been received. I'm worried that they might retract the offer and decide not to hire me after all. All my previous background checks have taken at most 5 business days. Just confused at this point. Any thoughts on this matter will be greatly appreciated.
Here is an added update to my situation above.
It has been 10 business days since the offer letter. Yesterday I search through their website and noticed the same position that I received the offer letter for was reposted the DAY AFTER they emailed the offer letter. I emailed the supervisor, he called me right away and insisted that it was still the incomplete background check that is being held up and the posting was set up because the company had a hiring freeze but they jump through hoops to get that one particular position opened back up so they can hire me. Now it's just a matter of waiting for one particular city reporting on my background. I had already told him that I already quit my job because my background had been always positive and comes back quickly. He apologized and still insisted that I'm their "golden child" for that position and he has interviewed no one else but me since offer letter. That may seemed very positive, but somehow, I still have doubts. Needs more input on this matter.