Brilliant idea. Now to any job offer I shall be responding: "Wait 3 weeks" and observe red flags and increases in salary.
Originally posted by M.C. Horn:
If it was a perm position with a good company, you should wonder a bit.
Do you mean: it is OK if it is not perm with a good company, but if it is you should wonder? To wonder about what?
Originally posted by John Coxey:
- Once you get the offer letter (in writing),
Just make sure you got the offer in writing. Nothing matters until you get the offer in writing.
This is not correct: there are
- verbal agreements, and/or
- working relations by fact, like marriage (either you do it or you don't).
Until recent changes in Legislature, in Portugal, after 3 months of salary without contract you were considered to be in permanent relationship/position. That's simple: either contract or perm position.
There is another reason why I do not care: Any term contradicting the legislature is automatically invalid. Why should I care?
I have never seen an offer in my life. All the other cases I was called and told to start working tomorrow. At last employment I have seen a contract after 6 months of working and as it happened just because they wanted to lay me off (and I thought they want to regularize the relations because by the law I am in perm position after 3 months without contract, as I considered me to be)
[ January 15, 2003: Message edited by: yidanneuG ninaV ]