I've been negociating a job for a few months (4) and start day was supposed to be in 3 months from now (september). this would give me ample time to hand over my file/projects and help the new person plus take some time off before diving into a new role.
Last week, I received a call from my new employer asking me to start asap i.e. in about 3 weeks. As much as I want to start this job, I also want to get some time off before I dive in it. Is it fair to be firm on the fact that I can't start as fast as they want to take some time off. It is a small company hence the change of plans.