I was hired on last Thursday. I did the background check and reference check. Now I'm just waiting. I left the lady who sent me my paperwork a voicemail wondering about the background check and not hearing back from them. So my friend is going camping this weekend and she invited me. She really wants me to go and it sounds like it's going to be fun. But I don't know if my job is going to ask me to come into work through Thursday - Sunday. I don't want to risk giving a bad impression or making the company decide not to hire me. What should I do?
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You attempted to contact them and they didn't call back so technically you're not yet employed. You should feel free to go camping and leave another voicemail to let them know that you need to get an update of when you begin.0
I would call you new job to find out if they know the starting date, I'm sure your friend will understand if you need to wait to answer.0
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Call and ask and let them know you have plans but will cancel if you are starting work before them and let them concern0
You ain't hired until you are hired0
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I hardly doubt you're going to get called in to start work at the end of a work week (most jobs, their payroll begins either Sunday or Monday). However! They might call you in at the end of the week to complete some last minute paperwork, tell you details about when you're beginning and new hire orientation, or want you to come in and meet your new boss-
In other words, contact them, ask about the status of your background check and perhaps an ETA on when they expect you to come in for orientation... without seeming like you're rushing of course. If they cannot give you a definitive answer? Don't go. Because it will be just your luck they call you while you're away camping and have bad reception.