Make monit wait longer before thinking something is dead

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http://serverfault.com – I'm trying to start a program (Resque) but it takes a bit of time before a pidfile is written. Thus, I think that Monit thinks the program hasn't started and starts one or two more programs before the before the pidfile of the first one is written. How do I delay the time Monit checks again, just for this process? Or should I solve this in another way? (HowTos)