So I'll start off with a little back story to this. I was talking to a company about employment since around May, and then I received notice that I would be able to attend this mission trip of sorts and so I asked them if I could start a few months down the road to peruse this trip (the trip was very important to me). The company was actually very open to the idea, and the specific person I was in communication with also mentioned how did the same trip when he was younger, and that was awesome. Within the next few days, they offered the position for me to start in August.
This company sent a signed offer letter with a specific start date, and so I accepted that and replied back with it signed, both parties acknowledged this. The letter specifically states that it's not an employment contract however.
About a week before my start date, I moved to the area, signed a year lease on an apartment, but come the actual start date when I arrived to their offices, they told me that they weren't completely expecting my arrival and that they don't have any space for me or an additional desk, pending some office renovations, and that they'd let me know when the renovations have been completed.
It has no been almost a full month since the original start date, and they've been in touch throughout, but they keep saying that the renovations still haven't been completed and that their expected completion date keeps getting pushed back.
What should I do at this point? I'm running out of the money I've saved up because of rent, food, etc. and this pending offer has put my in kind of a bind.
Alright, so big addition here. I'm not actually the person of which this happened to; this happened to a friend of mine and I'm was asking on behalf of him to try and help him through his situation. But of course, some new details have come out about what actually happened and I no realize that it does say on the bottom of the letter, the instructions are that to confirm the agreement, he must sign and send back before a date (very reasonable date), and he never actually signed the letter and sent it back. Which leads me to believe that this entire question is null and void, as not following the directions and not signing the offer letter, at least to me, make the offer defunct.