I don't know if this really belongs here, but I need advice. I recently took a role and I'm absolutely miserable. The fit is awful, I feel a bit bamboozled about some of the requirements that they really avoided mentioning in the interview process it seems, i.e. the state of their tech, way longer hours than expected. I want to look for a place where I'll be happy, but I don't want to ditch this company after 3 weeks. Can I look elsewhere, or is that horrible?

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Look elsewhere. It doesn’t get any better. Just leave it off your resume and LinkedIn if you are only there 2 months

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I would look for a position. If you’re already miserable, you likely won’t be less miserable later on. And, if you’re looking while you’re working you don’t have to worry as much about making ends meet. If it’s less than 1-2 months, you wouldn’t even need to put it on your resume.

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Start looking now, you don't know how long it will take to find something better.

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Look elsewhere and move to something better. Don't worry about explaining it on your resume later. You can either leave it out completely, or say you realized it wasn't a fit shortly after joining. It's totally fine, and happens more often than you think, so long as it's not a pattern.

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Move

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Thanks everyone! This is very validating.

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Ditch it and, years in the future, leave it off your resume

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I was in the exact same situation until two weeks ago. I should have listened to my guts (and people’s advice) 3 weeks in. I was beyond miserable. They didn’t come clean during the interview stage, littIe to structure, kicked against my ideas, etc. I dreaded the idea of clocking in every morning. I kept trying to convince myself that I’ll come to like it if I give it some time. I had a 5 year gap in my resume before getting that job, so I felt they “took a chance on me”🤦🏾‍♀️.
I was laid off less than 2 months after, with reason being they can no longer afford me (IT startup). I started job hunting immediately. I have my first interview tomorrow, with more next week. Trust your guts

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Thank you - I'm glad I'm not the only one. Best of luck for this upcoming interview process!

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Give it three months/90 days.

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I could’ve written this - in the same position right now. It sucks but I’m actively interviewing for something else - gotta put yourself first. Screw those guys. If the company didn’t think YOU were a fit they would drop you in a heartbeat - don’t feel bad for dropping them.

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