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How would you handle the below scenario? I recently accepted an amazing job offer, start date in late November. I negotiated aggressively and I’m thrilled with the end comp. It is a start up with 100 employees. But the CEO is pushing for me to have regular calls with him before my start date to discuss work and review documents! I don’t want to start off on the wrong foot by refusing, but also don’t want to set unrealistic standards. Would offering 1-2 calls in the next month be ok? Thanks!

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“I can’t commit to full time work before my start date as I have a prior full time commitment, but let’s connect this week to discuss landscape, your expectations and needs for the first 30 days so I can hit the ground running on 1-Nov and know what to prioritize.”

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I love this wording, thank you! Crisp and sets boundaries clearly and respectfully.

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Also I am very aware this sounds like 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩but the culture of the company is good from my due diligence. The company is in a situation where they have to spend $XX budget by end of year or they lose it, so CEO wants me to start onboarding before I officially start so I can hit the ground running to use up the budget.

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🚩 🚩🚩

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Lmao I typed out those flags too just now below

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