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Never ending wait to hear from HR

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:37 pm
by CHG
Hi fellow scientists,

I am back again with another unique (at least I couldn't find any here) problem. Currently, I have two offers from good universities. University 1 sent me visa documents and are eager, while University 2 is stuck in some HR mess. Its been 3 weeks since a prof confirmed that I will get a letter but even he cannot speed up the process with HR. Meanwhile University 1 is behind my back enquiring if the visa process is going well. Since it takes about 2 months to get a visa, I was wondering what I should do?. I have stalled university 1 for about 2 weeks and its becoming impossible. My heart and gut tells me I will do great things in University 2, but if I have no option then I will go to University 1.

Can someone please pitch in and guide me on this?. Its not that University 2 will ditch me, but I am scared to reject University 1 without proper confirmation from Univ 2. Frantically checking email every 5 mins without sleep and all but idiotic HR doesnt seem to budge to any requests from prof or me. :(