AlmondSauce986924d- Call them and ask for a firm starting date. If they can't give one, ask what the hold up is, say that you're keen to start ASAP, and ask on what date you should expect to get a firm start date.
- Look around elsewhere for work as well. Don't put all your eggs in one basket - that's bound to end in disappointment.
- Once stung, twice shy. I wouldn't apply to this company again if they've messed you around previously, no matter how much you may want to work for them in theory.
@AlmondSauce I wanted to do the first point but the company employees are so nice to me. The problem is other company, if you missed that. I don’t want to force anyone’s hand on sth about to happen already. But I will think the most professional way of doing that.
I started to do look for other jobs as well.
For your last point, I can’t really say the first experience was screwing me knowingly. I don’t also know this time is screwing me or lack of communication. They are far from ghosting me but I feel like they don’t understand my “misery” either.
If you want to read again, there are two companies in current scenario. The company where I will physically work creates problems.
Well, there is / was an agreed starting date and there is a contract.
If your employment period start at date x (according to mutually agreed contract or other agreements), you should assume payment period begins then as well. It's not your fault you are not getting work.
@sbiewald I will certainly make some research, after all I got a contract signed by both parties. I don’t know the third company can say “it’s corona baby” if they are confronted and my company can say “what can we do, client doesn’t want it”. In emails with company it is clearly stated that third company was gonna give starting date and it was just starting date issue, employment was certain. Maybe in that edge case, I d rather have the knowledge of legal rights than not.
@aviophile The first court instance for disputes between employers and employees should be your local "Arbeitsgericht". Ask a lawyer for further details, procedures and relevant law before you proceed further in this direction. You need to pay him all yourself (even if you should win the case).
Anyway, try to reason with your employer first (phone calls usually work better than mail), as it is certainly not a good start to begin an employment at court ;)
Was all of your communication over mail or have you called them? If you haven't done the latter, it may speed it up.
As you have a visa, it is bound to your employment status, isn't it? You might want to point your employer to that, as violating laws in that area can be problematic to them and you.
Unfortunatley I do not have much knowledge in that area, so that's all I can tell.
I wonder how non-German citizen employee would be received but thanks mate. I will keep the information in mind.