I recently received an offer for my dream job, signed the letter, and proceeded with the on-boarding process.
One of the important things I had to do was pick a start date. I nominated December 12th. However, I then flip-flopped it back to December 19th as the start date.
The recruiter got back to me and said because of the holidays, the week of December 19th will be slow and ramping up will be difficult. She then proposed that it would make sense to delay the start date right after New Years, which I agree with.
My question is that did I make a wrong move to flip-flop my start date decision from the 12th to the 19th? Or perhaps I should have picked an earlier date (I wanted to wrap up my projects at my current company and it is also Thanksgiving next week)? Or perhaps starting after the New Years is optimal because everyone will be in office.
When I start working after New Years, it will be 6 weeks since I signed the letter and begin to work there.
What do you guys think?