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What's the longest folks have delayed starting a new job? I'm moving from BL to in-house. Thinking of asking for 2+ months because of a pre-planned vacation and finishing out some projects at current gig. Will obviously communicate both of the above to new employer, but am curious what folks' experiences have been. Thanks!

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I worried about this but it wasn't a big deal. I got close to 1.5/2 months and was honest but also knew if the new job asked I'd be willing to compromise.

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There’s typically not a lot of urgency in-house, imo.

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I got 2 months with my first in house position after big law. My current role the need was greater and got just over a month from offer

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I negotiated 2 month wait period for the same reasons you’ve expressed.

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We had somebody delay a start by 4 months so they could collect bonuses though I’m pretty sure she was using the time to continue to interview. I kept saying she never going to show up because she was radio silent when we tried to reach out to her. She did show up on day 1 and lasted 10 weeks

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Depends on how urgent their need is

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It may also depend on the industry. It’s not uncommon for large banks to require 60-90 day notice periods for senior execs, including attorneys. As a result it’s pretty routine for applicants to have delayed start dates.

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