Hi everyone. Recently I accepted a Private Bank Analyst position with a BB for after I graduate (the Bank name is not necessary). On my offer letter there is a start date for July 2019. The first 6 weeks of the program are actually in a different location than the office I will be working in because of training. This prompted me to ask HR a question about the exact start date a long with some other general on boarding questions.
However, after reaching out to the recruiter and person who called me with the offer, I have not heard anything back. While I know I could be over reacting, I think for some reason I am being ghosted.
Here is a time line. My offer is due by Monday Nov 19.
On Friday Nov 16 (morning), my HR contact emails me asking If I had last questions about the offer and If I wanted to schedule a call for Monday to go over the offer again.
On Friday Nov 16th (afternoon) , I accept my offer. I accept the offer on my portal, electronically sign it, enter some personal info for onboarding and get the basic "welcome to xxx bank" email. I then email my recruiter back saying thank you for everything, I just sighed my offer, I am extremely excited, etc... I also asked her the generic questions I had about the start date and filling out on boarding forms.
Monday Nov 19th No response
Monday Nov 26th I send a friendly email saying I hope things are going well, I hope you enjoyed your thanksgiving, and that I was just wondering a few things about the offer (my questions about start date). I also added that I was hoping to know dates sooner than later because I will be moving across the country essentially when I start this role and I need to start looking for a place to live. No response.
Thursday Nov 29th Still haven't heard anything so I find an email of someone in HR who scheduled my initial first round interview. I email her how I accepted my offer, was excited to join, have been trying to reach my HR contact, and what my questions were. No answer.
Monday Dec 3. I still have not gotten any communication so I reply to the original email on Nov 16th asking If I have questions about the offer. I sent a friendly email saying hey hope all is well, haven't heard from you in a few weeks, I was wondering if you knew the answer these questions.
I still have not gotten a response back. I defiantly could be over reacting but this is extremely frustrating. Especially when I got my welcome to the firm email, the email ends with " if you have any questions please contact (the name of my HR contact)" so I really have no one to reach out to. I am thinking of calling the number she called me from when she extended the offer but don't want to sound too pushy or come off as annoying.
I hate feeling in the dark especially after I already excepted my offer and my portal now onboarding. I am just worried that maybe they don't want me anymore or something since I am being ghosted. The recruiter has always been great with responding, almost always same day and within a few hours.
Has this happened to anyone before? This will be my first job out of college so I am a little paranoid. Any one who had similar experiences please share. The only thing I can think of other than being ghosted is that my HR contact got fired, switched departments, or suddenly went to the hospital. All the emails are still going through and I have not gotten any "I will be out of the office until xxx emails". All are very drastic possibilities but I am not sure what to think. Can they rescind my offer if they found a better candidate or something? I haven't even started my background check or taken my drug test so it's not like I could have failed a drug test or something and they are ghosting me because of that. I didn't try to negotiate salary, I accepted the offer within the time frame, and got all the welcome emails and my status changed from "offer" to "onboarding".
I have never been so in the dark lmao. Any advice on how I should handle this, what I should do, who I should contact would be great.
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