I was recently offered a job role at a company I did placement with. When i heard they were taking in applications for a graduate version of my placement job, I applied. When they were contacting me, they were very posititve and it was basically a when can you start situation. I don't finish my eduacation until the end of May and then i plan to go travelling during the summer.
The first person who i talked to who was my previous boss, was very understanding as I had worked at the company for the past two summers so hadn't had any opportunity to. We talked on maybe three occasions with me saying the same thing each time and him being receptive. He then passed me onto a different manager who he works a lot with and they said they were sending out the job offer. However when we were talking about a start date again and i said at the earliest mid to late august would suit me. He then starts talking about "Office politics" and wanting to get me in a lot sooner. He said they might get me to start a lot sooner and then somehow allow me to go travelling but I can't imagine how that would work as it was going to be 6-8 weeks travelling.
this would be my first graduate job and I would love to work there however I know that I want to travel. He said he would get back to me soon but I'm not sure how i can push for this start date when I don't even know what he means by office politics.