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I recently received a job offer, they rang and offered me the job a few days after the interview, they asked me to come in with personal details (passport and NIN). She said she'll be in contact when the contract came through.. it's been over a week and I haven't heard anything.

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(Original post by K.Plain12)
I recently received a job offer, they rang and offered me the job a few days after the interview, they asked me to come in with personal details (passport and NIN). She said she'll be in contact when the contract came through.. it's been over a week and I haven't heard anything.

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Keep waiting, a week isn't long to wait for a contract to be written up.
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Congratulations on the new job You could call them up (recruitment/your manager) to see if there's anything delaying it, a lot of contracts don't take that long to come through.

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(Original post by K.Plain12)
I recently received a job offer, they rang and offered me the job a few days after the interview, they asked me to come in with personal details (passport and NIN). She said she'll be in contact when the contract came through.. it's been over a week and I haven't heard anything.

Any advice?
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Thank you for the advice, I'll give them a ring on Wednesday to see what's happening. Just hoping they haven't found someone else for the role without informing me.
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Congratulations on the new job You could call them up (recruitment/your manager) to see if there's anything delaying it, a lot of contracts don't take that long to come through.

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Thank you for the advice, I'll give them a ring on Wednesday to see what's happening. Just hoping they haven't found someone else for the role without informing me.
I very much doubt it's that....some HR departments just take ages to send contracts out. At my place, they're so bad about it that some people have literally worked there for months before their contract arrives! (Not suggesting that's normal tho!)
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I really hope it isn't months, this will be my first job and I haven't been given a start date, I don't know whether this is normal.
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I very much doubt it's that....some HR departments just take ages to send contracts out. At my place, they're so bad about it that some people have literally worked there for months before their contract arrives! (Not suggesting that's normal tho!)
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I really hope it isn't months, this will be my first job and I haven't been given a start date, I don't know whether this is normal.
It won't be months....my work place is just weird like that. Most people get their contracts within a week or two so if you don't get it by next week, give HR a call. Have you checked that they haven't emailed it to you btw?
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They haven't emailed, she said she'd ring me but I haven't heard anything. would I call the manager via the shop? since that's how she has been contacting me or find HR's number?
Thank you for helping.
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It won't be months....my work place is just weird like that. Most people get their contracts within a week or two so if you don't get it by next week, give HR a call. Have you checked that they haven't emailed it to you btw?
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They haven't emailed, she said she'd ring me but I haven't heard anything. would I call the manager via the shop? since that's how she has been contacting me or find HR's number?
Thank you for helping.
You're welcome and in your case, I would phone the manager directly
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That eases my worries, thank you. She did mention start date would be in a week or two and she didn't ask for references. I've been doing some research online and I've come across verbal job offers are "nothing" without a written contract which is slightly worrying.
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That eases my worries, thank you. She did mention start date would be in a week or two and she didn't ask for references. I've been doing some research online and I've come across verbal job offers are "nothing" without a written contract which is slightly worrying.
I would definitely call them up 3 days before the start date and make sure. Also, be wary of your junk email as I had some accepted job offers go through their for some bizarre reason.
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That eases my worries, thank you. She did mention start date would be in a week or two and she didn't ask for references. I've been doing some research online and I've come across verbal job offers are "nothing" without a written contract which is slightly worrying.
That's not true. A contract comes into effect if both parties act as if there is a contract. So if they ask you to work 9-5 Monday to Friday and you turn up and work 9-5 Monday to Friday, there is a contract, regardless of exchange of paperwork. However, it's better to have a written contract, because it explains details in advance of situations arising, ie about leave, overtime, etc and everyone understands what they have agreed to.
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That's not true. A contract comes into effect if both parties act as if there is a contract. So if they ask you to work 9-5 Monday to Friday and you turn up and work 9-5 Monday to Friday, there is a contract, regardless of exchange of paperwork. However, it's better to have a written contract, because it explains details in advance of situations arising, ie about leave, overtime, etc and everyone understands what they have agreed to.
Actually it is true. A verbal contract doesn't mean much. They can as easily withdraw the offer if they chose to do so. The worry here is that he doesn't know when it'll start hence why he said "a week or two". If they both confirmed what day to start, sure that'd make a little sense but he hasn't received that so far.
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Actually it is true. A verbal contract doesn't mean much. They can as easily withdraw the offer if they chose to do so. The worry here is that he doesn't know when it'll start hence why he said "a week or two". If they both confirmed what day to start, sure that'd make a little sense but he hasn't received that so far.
There is a difference between the academic argument of law and what actually happens. If you sign an employment contract today, to start work in a months time, between now and the time you turn up for work on day 1 either party can cancel the contract. In theory, it's a breach of contract, in practice there is zero chance of either party taking any legal action against the other. So in practical effect, there is no more or less protection by rushing to sign a contract in advance of day 1.

However, there is plenty of law to show that if both parties act as if there is a contract, then a contract is formed, whether or not there is a signed document.

It's far from ideal not to have a written contract, but the employee should not worry about not receiving a contract before they start the job, unless of course they have negotiated specific contractual terms.

You can, and very often do, negotiate a start date before a contract has been signed. The two are usually unrelated.
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Thank you, she didn't give an exact date just a rough estimate. Thank you for the advice!
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I would definitely call them up 3 days before the start date and make sure. Also, be wary of your junk email as I had some accepted job offers go through their for some bizarre reason.
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That's not true. A contract comes into effect if both parties act as if there is a contract. So if they ask you to work 9-5 Monday to Friday and you turn up and work 9-5 Monday to Friday, there is a contract, regardless of exchange of paperwork. However, it's better to have a written contract, because it explains details in advance of situations arising, ie about leave, overtime, etc and everyone understands what they have agreed to.
Great! Thank you, I just dont want them to say I haven't got the job even though they've offered it to me.
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There is a difference between the academic argument of law and what actually happens. If you sign an employment contract today, to start work in a months time, between now and the time you turn up for work on day 1 either party can cancel the contract. In theory, it's a breach of contract, in practice there is zero chance of either party taking any legal action against the other. So in practical effect, there is no more or less protection by rushing to sign a contract in advance of day 1.

However, there is plenty of law to show that if both parties act as if there is a contract, then a contract is formed, whether or not there is a signed document.

It's far from ideal not to have a written contract, but the employee should not worry about not receiving a contract before they start the job, unless of course they have negotiated specific contractual terms.

You can, and very often do, negotiate a start date before a contract has been signed. The two are usually unrelated.
Is it possible for the company to retract the job offer without saying? considering this is a well known company (Co-op)?
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Is it possible for the company to retract the job offer without saying? considering this is a well known company (Co-op)?
Well it's possible, but why on earth would they? All they'll have is someone pestering them. Why do you think they've suddenly changed their mind about needing a new employee? A week simply isn't long for the Co-op to send out a contract.
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Congratulations on the new job You could call them up (recruitment/your manager) to see if there's anything delaying it, a lot of contracts don't take that long to come through.

Good luck
I agree.
Call them.
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