Sample letter to join a job at a later date

Sample letter to join a job at a later date


My name is Rohit Vyas. I received the job offer letter from your side this morning. Im expected to join as the Marketing Head a the Corporate office of XYZ Ltd. in Lower Parel, Mumbai.

With immense pleasure, I’d like to say that I’m glad to be accepted to be a part of one the biggest names in the industry. I’m already excited to join the Team XYZ and offer myself to a place with great learning and exposure opportunity that would enhance my capabilities and bring out the best in me.

However, I beg to state that I won’t be in a position to join the organization on the date mentioned in the Job Offer Letter (i.e. 28TH Feb.,’14). This is due to the fact that my mother has recently been hospitalized and diagnosed with typhoid. Since there is no one else in the family apart from the two of us, it is difficult for me to join on the given date.

Having had a word with the doctor, I could assure you my joining anytime by the end of March’14, since she’s expected to be fit by that time and also in a position to take care of herself while a home.

I hereby request to understand the gravity of the situation and allow me some time before I can take up this opportunity of sharing work space with you.

Looking forward to your support.
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  • Sample letter to join a job at a later date


    My name is ABC, just received the job offer letter to join your company, PNC Co-op. Ltd., as an Assistant Manager. I am very happy to receive this letter, but regret for the inability to join at the given date and time.

    I have been asked to join the job tomorrow morning that is 7th Mar’14 at 9:00 A.M. I am currently at Kanpur, performing the cremation ceremony of my grandfather who passed away yesterday evening. The final rituals will take around 10 days’ time. I would possibly leave back for Delhi on 16th Mar’14.

    I understand this is not your usual provision to give permission to the new joiner, to extend the job joining date. Even I don’t prefer to delay things and try my best to maintain punctuality. This being an unavoidable concern, I am in a fix now. I will not be able to join tomorrow by any means.

    I can join positively on 17th Mar’14. Kindly give me a grace period of 10 days to help you serve to my best potential. I will make sure not to delay beyond this date. I will report at the reception on 17th Mar’14 at 9:00 A.M.

    I have gone through the details of the contract. Kindly email me a copy after changing the joining date, I will sign the same and send you the copy at once. I hope you will consider my genuine concern and help me with the issue. Eagerly awaiting your response.

    Thanking you in anticipation.

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