So I went in to an interview a while ago for a contract position with the marketing Director and designer. They decided they liked me, they asked what I wanted as far as compensation, I explained I wanted a minimum of 20 hours (part-time) per week at a dollar rate that I specified. They noted my requests and gave me an offer a few weeks later in writing.
The offer included everything I requested so I went ahead and signed and returned it to them. They responded and said, before they can move forward they need to have one more meeting w finance, legal, the president, etc. After this meeting, they said they need to make some minor changes to the contract but everything is moving forward well.
Long story short, the terms, dollar rate and minimum hours changed since the first draft of the contract that I signed - the new draft is signed by the president with a start date coming up this coming Monday. I called two days ago and explained the situation and requested if we can negotiate the terms slightly to find a good middle ground - the marketing director seems cooperative.
My question is, would it be a bad idea to follow up and see if things are moving in the right direction, as I have not heard back yet and it has been 48 hours and the start date on the contract I am trying to negotiate, that was signed by the president, is coming up this Monday? or should I allow them enough time to respond and assume, they're working on it and I am not starting this Monday?
I appreciate any advice.