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How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?

 
#1 How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 12:27

youngbuck

Hello everyone

About 5 weeks ago I got a verbal offer for a new role and so decided rather hastily to give my notice in and give my self a nice little break. Five weeks later though and still no paperwork and I'm starting to get a little anxious given that I have given in my notice.

Is it normal for it to take this long to get a contract across?

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#2 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 13:18

Bushy Eyebrow Partner to youngbuck (#1)

"thru" as in "drive-thru"?

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#3 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 13:26

marsday to youngbuck (#1)

You should be asking is it normal to hand your notice in without a contract in hand.

Lesson learnt I guess.

All you can do is chase up with HR and your interviewer if possible.

But heed this - this was a really really silly thing to do.

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#4 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 13:26

youngbuck to Bushy Eyebrow Partner (#2)

No I used thru here as an abbreviation for through

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#5 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 14:08

Bushy Eyebrow Partner to youngbuck (#4)

spelling like that is a national scandal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMO3YNoNyTY

and here is more from the same artist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q22oGInO-uo

Credits go to mars on the drums at 39 seconds onwards in the second clip and coolio playing bass.

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#6 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 14:44

youngbuck to Bushy Eyebrow Partner (#5)

Using abbreviation or txt speak is a part of every day for a lot of people. It doesn't constitute a poor education or lower level of intellect but just a realisation that this is not a a professional communucation or client deliverable - but just another thread by an anonimised member of an internet forum.

In terms of national scandal consider Jimmy Saville, Ralph Harris, the home office cover up etc etc and perhaps then u may get a sense of perspective ....

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#7 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 14:46

Bushy Eyebrow Partner to youngbuck (#6)

u mean "anonymised" not "anonimised" hehe lols

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#8 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 14:52

marsday to youngbuck (#6)

In terms of national scandal consider Jimmy Saville, Ralph Harris, the home office cover up etc etc and perhaps then u may get a sense of perspective ....

Bushy was a tad sarcastic about your txt speak and you use these examples to put it into context? Youngbuck it is you who needs to get some perspective..

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#9 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 14:55

a07 to marsday (#8)

In other words lighten up ..... although it still stands that you should never be giving in your notice before signing a contract!

If it's big4 then I have heard of delays - sometimes long ones depending upon their resourcing requirements and where you are in the sign off process or hiring pile.

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#10 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 15:28

Bushy Eyebrow Partner to a07 (#9)

Yes... practically speaking, have you phoned up the employer to ask them how they're getting on with the paperwork? Generally speaking, if you wait for HR to do something, you'll end up waiting forever. The control of the situation young dude, assert yourself and be proactive you adorable little spoon-fed millennial! :) hehehe

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#11 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 15:30

Bushy Eyebrow Partner to Bushy Eyebrow Partner (#10)

LOLs @ "Ralph" Harris too :) hehehe

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#12 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 15:45

marsday to youngbuck (#6)

professional communucation

very ;)

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#13 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 15:53

Bushy Eyebrow Partner to marsday (#12)

Also, "Internet" is a proper noun and must always be capitalised!! lolols just kidding wiv u tho its true but just being jokey rofl hehe :))

http://short-jokes-quotes.com/joke/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/check-your-spelling.jpg

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#14 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
15/07/2014 15:55

Bushy Eyebrow Partner to Bushy Eyebrow Partner (#13)

Here is one of my favourite Internet funnies:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/p350x350/984124_548390651931904_8849771911811706588_n.jpg

hehe ;-)

(not calling you an idiot by the way, just in case you get the wrong idea... it's just a funny joke that I wanted to share)

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#15 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
16/07/2014 22:20

abc123 to youngbuck (#1)

This verbal offer, did it come from a Partner or from HR? Is it a Big 4 firm or a smaller consultancy?

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#16 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
17/07/2014 09:25

Georgie to abc123 (#15)

I guess it is like what HeadHunter once said about Bushy..... you need to be an "a-hole" to be partner.

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#17 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
17/07/2014 10:44

quickquestion to Georgie (#16)

how long can this process take for big 4? ie from initial offer, acceptance through to signing a contract.

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#18 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
17/07/2014 14:25

Bushy Eyebrow Partner to Georgie (#16)

hehe http://www.bitterlawyer.com/partner-to-associates-stop-being-entitled-whiny-pussies/

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#19 RE: How long does it take for an employment contract to come thru?
18/07/2014 01:07

Richthekeeper to Bushy Eyebrow Partner (#18)

Most big firms will conduct extensive background checking prior to confirming you as a new joiner. This can take around a month, so handing in your notice before you received your official employment confirmation was really quite a mistake.

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