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mumof2kiddos Sat 13-Jan-18 14:19:30

I am 45, just finishing my Masters, I have submitted my dissertation earlier this month and now awaiting the results in a couple of months time (the certificate and all will be in July). Meanwhile I have got a dream job offer which I have accepted and will be joining in Feb 1st week . Everything is totally fine however there was one clause which said in the offer letter that the offer is conditional to my passing MSc. Well, passing is not the factor but I am shit scared that the employers may postpone my joining till I get my results. I had a couple of communications with them saying that I am awaiting my results and they said that since my employment is conditional to my passing of MSc, I should forward them my result when I get it so that they can file it.
My worry is do they expect me to forward the result BEFORE I join? In that case it is totally out of my hands. They have NEVER for once checked with me when I am going to get my results. They themselves have set up a joining date for me (upon discussion with me) but no discussion about my results date. In my interview too I mentioned that my dissertation will be submitted in December/Jan.
I know many people have joined companies even before their results are declared but I am feeling very nervous and it is ruining the happiness of getting such a great offer of employment.
Can anyone please help? I am not keen on contacting the employers on this any more (though I know I should for my own peace of mind).

flowery Sat 13-Jan-18 15:04:18

Why didn’t you tell them your results date?!

CookieDoughKid Sat 13-Jan-18 15:29:42

You should contact their hr recruitment for advise. In any case it is a condition and the company can enforce you to leave even after you have joined if your certificate proves you didn't make the required grade.

flowery Sat 13-Jan-18 15:48:16

You need to very quickly phone them and check whether having passed is a condition before you start employment or whether starting without on the assumption you will pass is sufficient.

mumof2kiddos Sat 13-Jan-18 17:16:24

Thanks will do it.

daisychain01 Sat 13-Jan-18 17:42:54

You must surely have a predicted Pass though? Presumably you've passed all the taught modules and can prove it with the marks issued by your Uni. And you can get your Dissertation supervisor to send you an email that you can forward on to your prospective employers which states your submission, albeit still subject to final ratification, is highly likely to achieve the Masters Degree standard required.

I can't imagine with all that evidence that they will be unwilling to confirm your appointment.

mumof2kiddos Sat 13-Jan-18 18:39:08

You must surely have a predicted Pass though?

Yes I am...comfortably with the taught modules at least. Also thats a good idea about getting an email from my Dissertation Supervisor. The employers anyway will contact my Uni department for referencing. Thanks for all the advice

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