Your youngest son graduated with his Master’s Degree in May and was hired for a Job soon after. And while your experience has always been that you start as soon as the hire occurs, on this particular job your son was able to pick his start date. Interestingly enough, all of the start dates are a month and a half out. Your son is excited to know that he has a job landed, but he is a little anxious about the fact that he will be waiting nearly two months for a paycheck. Always working, studying, or playing on an athletic team in the past, these next six weeks will serve as a significant down time for your son, some free time that will allow him to enjoy some sporting events, some time with family, and some relaxation that he is not necessarily accustomed to.
The reason for the delay between the hiring and the start date is a common requirement for jobs that work with government contractors: an employment verification background check.
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