I have applied for a new job that has a lengthy hiring process. They keep telling me I will be working for them soon and that the paper work is just a formality, but I still haven't got a final offer letter with a start date (I do have an offer letter describing my position and pay).
I haven't told my current employer that I will be leaving and I want to leave on as good terms as possible and give them as much notice as possible.
The other day I went in to show the new job my SIN card (same as SSN). The actual hiring manager wasn't available so the person I spoke with made a copy of it to give to the manager. I asked her if she new anything about where in the hiring process I am and she did not.
Also it sounds like they will be having me in for training before I start working full time.
So I'm thinking of sending an email to the hiring manager and need help wording it. Here is what I'm thinking
I am wondering when I can expect to start working? I haven't given my current employer notice that I'm quitting and would like to give as much as possible.
I would like to avoid a bureaucratic response such as "as soon as all your paper work clears". This is only for seasonal employment and there's been a lot of back and forth so it seems to be getting silly. Legally I'm supposed to give at least two weeks notice.
UPDATE: the company dragged their feet so long I was offered another job by a different company and accepted it. Less than a month latter the first company came back with the official offer and I apologized saying I had already accepted another job offer. Snooze you loose.