NEED ADVICE - URGENT
I am in a tough spot and need some advice. I was hired back in November '10 to a big4 advisory practice. For whatever reason, the firm never gave me a confirmed start date (they put onto my onboarding portal 6/6/2011...however it was an arbitrary date). My recruiter told me that I had graduated sooner than they were ready for me, meaning they are trying to be awarded this project before i can begin work. I was unable to get a hold of my recruiter for the past 2 months to see if anything had changed and they said they might throw me into a different group for the time being while i wait...but didnt, and I finally got a hold of her yesterday, and she said that they will know if they were awarded the project in late July/early august.
I am unsure what to do now. It seems almost as if I was hired on a contingency basis and I am nervous about what will happen if they are not awarded this project. My question to you, would you guys recommend reaching out to another recruiter in a different office (an office that I know is hiring) and try to interview/explain my situation to them? I don't want to seem like I am going behind my current recruiters back, as she is really nice, the group I was hired for was something I really wanted to be in, the people were great and I really enjoyed the office's culture....but I need to look out for my interests as well. I was hired for an office in the East Coast, but I am from the Midwest. The office that I know is hiring from is in my hometown and I wouldn't mind staying here either (it would be in the same kind of group, just in a different city)!
What would you guys recommend I do? I really don't know what to do because I already filled out the paperwork and associated materials for a new hire.