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I recently started a new job and it in no way is panning out as it was made out to seem when I started and there are lots of red flags I’m just tolerating right now… for example, even pto and remote work is not as discussed from the onset. Is it too soon to start looking for something new? How does one go about explaining why you’d leave so soon to a potential new employer?

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Look out for yourself first because no one else will! You can tell future employers transparently that it wasn’t the right fit and when you’re in those circumstances you do something about it. Sorry you’re going through this.

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No, just don’t list it on your resume. If you feel awkward about it, do a short certification in the time then use that as an explanation if asked.

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PTO and remote work should be discussed before you sign an offer. Most companies state PTO in the offer or benefits documents. Doesn’t sound like a very reputable company, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with looking now. You can explain in interviews that the opportunity is not what was presented to you in the interview process.

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Start looking now. This whole offer sound shady to me. That should all have been discussed and documented upfront. You can either just be straightforward about your experience when asked (it happens and their reputation may be well known) or just leave it off your resume/LinkedIn.

I’ve moved jobs within 6 months previously. I haven’t experienced any negative pushback on it since. I’m generally simply honest about the reasons and explain succinctly that there was a misaligned in personal to organisational values and therefore it didn’t feed into my overall career and life ambitions. I also express gratitude for the opportunity and lessons that came with it.

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If they lied, it’s not too early.

I’ve seen people leave in 6 months for a better opportunity. Surprises happen and if you’re not happy here and know that you will not be, there’s no reason to stick around. Would that be good for your career / work? Think about that and make the call.

Start looking now. I reach out to people that changed roles in the last few months for this reason, sometimes the job isn’t what they were promised, there’s an alarming amount of turnover, etc).

I think it's actually better to look now, rather than in the 6-12 month period. I frequently reach out to old coworkers who got new roles, to check in and see if they're regretting the move. If you know immediately it's not the right fit, there's really no need to explain. But if you're worried, just say, once you started you realized it wasn't what was presented to you. About the remote work, was it actually in your offer letter? Or was it more understood that the company was remote for now? If it's in your offer letter, I would think it's fully your right to say, you signed on for a remote position, and you can't accommodate the requests to be in the office right now.

You can try to look for a job now and just drop that specific job from your resume. Bury that career point and forget about it. If they find out you did work there, just tell them it was a short stint and you had to leave due to personal reasons. People usually don't ask more about that. If you can still hold out, try to stay for six months.

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