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verbal offer of employment

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jay11 Fri 16-Oct-09 14:06:47

Hi there, just a quickie. . .I have been verbally offered a new job. Should I wait for a letter of confirmation before resigning from my current job or can I do so now? I only have to give a weeks notice, but wanted to give more out of courtesy.

jay11 Fri 16-Oct-09 14:10:30

sorry should have said I have been given a start date for my new job so my last day in the current job will be 31 oct.

Lovemyshoes Fri 16-Oct-09 14:12:21

I would personally wait until you have everything in writing.

What is your new job going to be?

jay11 Fri 16-Oct-09 14:15:14

Thanks for that.

I'll be working in a library, so my new employers are the local council.

Singstar Fri 16-Oct-09 14:16:38

Always wait until you have a letter confirming the offer of employment. If the situation were to change ie loss of funding etc they can withdraw the offer and you would be stuck. A letter is an official document which protects you (somewhat) if such a situation were to arise and you had already resigned. HTH and congrats on the new job.

jay11 Fri 16-Oct-09 14:20:23

Thanks, that's what I was thinking. Bloomin' council taking ages to send the letter out and I'm feeling guilty every time my current boss asks if i'm happy!

Thanks again for your replies!!

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