I'm starting a new career as Road Driver Trainee, went through the interview and background process and was approved for the program. Supposed to start on July 26th and had some questions. Spoke with the manager earlier this week and he was very nonchalant and said we could start on the 26th. I haven't received anything in writing and need to give my current employer notification on Monday. I tried to call the manager back today to confirm but was unable to reach him so I left I message and haven't heard back. I wondering if it is normal to not have a formal hire letter? It just seems a little odd to me that I have no confirmation other than a brief phone conversation. Thanks for any and all input anyone can provide.