Is asking to start after 3 months too much?

Apple wonderingy
Jun 11 21 Comments

Got an offer from a company. Dont want to say the name for privacy.

But I have planned one month vacation which is right after 1 month of joining new company.

Is it too much to ask to join after 3 months?

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Google / Eng
    cvse

    Google Eng

    PRE
    Yelp
    cvsemore
    Everyone thinking 3 months is too much is ridiculous. Just phrase it like you're about to start a huge long-term commitment and want to spend as much time with family or something before doing so. I've once turned down a company I really wanted to work for just because they didn't let me take two and a half months off before joining. Engineers burn out quickly and these vacations are the only time to truly live.
    Jun 11 0
  • Oath Atinlay2
    I’d reject you just for asking. Cancel your vacation
    Jun 11 7
    • Rally Health FuPayMe$$$
      No one wants to work for shit tier TC at oath. So who cares if you reject him lol?
      Jun 11
    • Oath Atinlay2
      It’s better than “Rally Health” or whatever that is.
      Jun 11
    • Intel D’s🥜
      Nice comeback
      Jun 11
    • Oracle Flatlinerz
      Do people apply to Oath though? It's basically where tech companies go to die. Devs so weak that they needed to outsource search to Bing
      Jun 12
    • Oath Atinlay2
      😂 from Oracle??? 😂😂

      We are doing just fine. Thanks
      Jun 12
  • Facebook derpd
    I asked for 6 months and the recruiter gave it to me no questions asked. I was a new grad though so they might be more lenient. I've also had other offers where I asked for three months and they seemed okay with it.
    Jun 11 0
  • Oracle Flatlinerz
    You can just mention the vacation to them. Either they will let you start and take 1 month unpaid vacation or they will agree to 3 months delay with contract given
    Jun 11 0
  • Twitter j_7jrb68sm
    Why don't you explain the situation and work it out directly with them
    Jun 11 1
    • Oath Atinlay2
      What situation? It’s a vacation!
      Jun 11
  • Samsung
    chajimogo

    Samsung

    BIO
    Stressed out but surviving
    chajimogomore
    Unless you have unique skill sets or know the hiring manager personally that will be too much. The reason is they will fear you will turn them down at any time and they will feel their time is wasted. Or you are taking the offer and shop around for a better one.
    Jun 11 0
  • Amazon FVpn08
    I have had that situation before they let me start after the vacation after I accepted offer and did paperwork and included I’m on vacation on the clause. Just tell them during paperwork.
    Jun 11 2
    • Apple wonderingy
      OP
      Did they say no to postpone start date?
      Jun 11
    • Amazon FVpn08
      They agreed to it saying it would be unpaid. Since didn’t have enough accrued PTO for just starting.
      Jun 11
  • Apple / Eng zeroshh
    If you were on visa like h1b , it takes time to file them and being approved. When I joined Apple , I had long visa process and I started almost 3 months later from the date I got offer.

    Anyway what I am trying to say is, if you will speak with recruiter and let them know about your plans with all honesty, there are chances that they will agree !
    Jun 11 0
  • Tell them about vacation and ask them if it would be possible to make that accommodation. No hurt in being up front. My friend joined a startup and let them know upon hiring that he had planned a one month vacation. Took it no problem. Granted it was a year into the job, but no hurt in asking.
    Jun 11 0
  • Apple wonderingy
    OP
    Yes my concern is they might fear that I will be interviewing somewhere else. I am not planning to.

    This is purely to accomodate my vacation.
    Jun 11 0
  • New / Eng dnd40
    Sounds like too much for tech. Think that this will add to the ramp up period.
    Jun 11 0