Just curious to know what your experience was with the process. I was laid off from my corporate job in March after my position was moved offshore. I've had lots of hits from recruiters and I accepted a position a couple of weeks ago through a recruiter at a large company. I have filled out all of the onboarding paperwork and passed all of the background checks. The last thing I am waiting for is a start date for the position which I was told would be provided upon completion of the background check.
Is this normal? I feel like I'm making myself paranoid waiting to be told when to start. I've been told the manager was out of the office. Maybe he's on vacation the entire week but the recruiting company can't seem to get an answer from the company and I haven't been given an ETA as to when I will get one. I'm sort of going crazy having been unemployed for the last 2 months and anxious to get back to work so I'm trying to be patient. I would just assume that getting a start date and planning to onboard a new employee/contractor would be something that should be able to be easily provided from my past experience. Anyway, I'm really just venting and feel like I needed to get it off my chest since the anxiety is really getting to me.