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Just got a job offer today. How reasonable is it for me to ask to not start for another month so I can travel? Didn’t really come up during the 6 interviews that I had but it’s something I’ve been really wanting to do. They mentioned that they would have the written offer in a couple days, so it doesn’t sound like it’s super pressing for me to start right away.

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I pushed my start date out with B4 for 2 months with no issues

Depends on the role and the company. I tried to push my start date out and they were adamant about it being 2 weeks after notice essentially. Which I get because it was an open role that others were covering. But also, that was a bit of a red flag I should have listening to. Any case, it never hurts to negotiate. Just be aware that if they perceive that as a big ask, you may not be able to negotiate as effectively in other things. So approach this with a negotiating plan in mind. Everything in the offer including start date, is negotiable until they say no.

It’s fine.

A month feels long, but depending on your role it could be doable. I see it more often these days. Nothing wrong with asking. Congrats on the offer! ❤

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