"This is incredibly unprofessional. You need to give at least 2 weeks notice like any other company that you work for" - Hiring manager to me after I said I couldn't come in today to the office.

Background for y'all:
1. I did a 2-day interview process and I never received news from HR that I got hired
2. I followed up today with HR and only then did they tell me in WhatsApp "Oh well you're hired"
3. HR didn't go into details about the contract, I was the one who proactively asked about it and HR just said "Oh I will send you your contract tomorrow and all the details."
4. Ergo, no contract has been signed TODAY and I have not gone through it and above all, I haven't accepted the offer yet

I gave the company a notice 30 minutes after thinking this through and said I won't come in today and made up a story (that I accepted another offer but really come on that's already a red flag - asking somebody to come in without a signed contract hey I'm not working for free)

Hiring manager said the above plus "I understand there's no contract yet but we're short on the team now so you should be on the train to come here"

No. I'm not obliged to do a 2 weeks notice when I do not have any contract binding me to this. You should appreciate I gave a notice instead of not showing up. Please tell me how professional your company is when internally your hiring team doesn't communicate with the hiring manager and you don't know the hiring laws of the country???

Eh fuck it, it's a 1 hr 41 minutes commute anyway if I ever did accept their offer.

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    Don’t go, you just avoided a bullet
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    @M1sf3t a C4 as dessert
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    That's a Matrix level dodge.

    Treating you this way, it's already really nice of you not to waste their time more by refusing to come until you have a contact (which is absolutely fucking normal as an expectation), and then despite knowing you're going elsewhere, wasting their time by negotiating, if they're so in need for you.

    How is work law where you live? In France, all contacts specify a trial period (which can go from a few weeks to a few months) where both the employer and the employee can go "yeah sorry but it's not working out, contact ends today" at any point, and a notice period for both sides once the trial period is over.
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    *Insert awakened Neo stopping bullets here*
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    Spain is a bit dodgy, not sure if they changed it now but back after the financial crisis of 2008 they enacted a law that a company can try out a new employee for up to two weeks, and if it does not work out for them, they can sever the relation without payment…
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    @CptFox In Spain, you can't officially work without a signed contract and you either have a 1 month to 3 months probation period where either party can terminate the contract but without severance pay.
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    @M1sf3t Lol
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    @devTea I said Adiós already lol
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