Jim Hopkinson is an author, writer, and speaker living in New York City. His focus is on career development for the new economy, showing how new media, technology and branding are changing how people look at their career and lifestyle. Read more...
But here’s what would have happened if you did ask that question.
For the next few days you’re certainly hoping for a response, but you’re not anxious when you don’t get one. When Friday comes, you don’t need to agonize on whether you’d be bothering them by checking in, because they’ve already given you permission to do so. You send a courteous note asking if they have any progress to report, and wish them a good weekend.
In most cases, HR will respond quickly and apologize, letting you know the new schedule and that you should hear back on Tuesday. You’re free to enjoy your weekend.