I have been verbally offered a position with a company last Thursday and was told I would be getting the written offer letter by last Friday. I had not received it until Wednesday morning (I was also supposed to make the decision by Wednesday morning) and it contained two errors. It is currently Wednesday afternoon and I still have not received the revised version.
The reason I am even writing this topic is because I am going on a 2-week vacation starting next Monday. I have told the company who has offered me a position that I may need 2 weeks after I come back from vacation to stay at my current employment. I know that I should tell my current company as soon as it is finalized, but I am trying to avoid telling them at the absolute last second since I know it will come as a surprise. I have made this clear to the internal recruiter who told me I would have the letter last week.
I am getting upset because I don't want to leave on bad terms (I have only been at this company for 5 months and the company offering me a position was one that I was interviewing with before accepting my current position and they asked me to come back to interview for a different position). I wanted to tell them that I was leaving early this week, but the recruiter is making that impossible, how do I express my feelings to the recruiter. I feel as though she is making me burn bridges by only giving me 1 or 2 days before I leave for my 2 week long vacation to tell my current employers. It needs to be a priority and it doesn't seem like it is. I know she is busy, but given my situation and her promises, I should have received an offer letter days ago. Please help, I need to email her today to get it???