Update on my job situation

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@QueenOfSerendip:  Kudos to you for finding what you truly believe is a better fit for you. Job-hunting/careers are a lot like dating – you wouldn’t keep dating some guy if you knew he was completely wrong for you long-term, would you? If anything, it’s best that you let the old place know ASAP instead of wasting their time.

Best of luck at your new position (although I’m sure you won’t need it)!


Post # 5
1023 posts
Bumble bee

@QueenOfSerendip:  Well done you!  I’ve always been one of those people who knew within my first day.  

I was working for a law firm I had high regard for and I knew within the first day it wasn’t for me.  Fast forward three months into my job – I was miserable.   Out of the blue I was offered a position with another law firm, offering way more money and a four day week – absolute no brainer.  I’m now five months in my new position and I LOVE it!!  Plus, like you, it opened up an opportunity for someone to take my old job.  Someone who really would love it like I thought I would.

Congrats! Laughing

Post # 6
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014


How did it go when you told old job it wasn’t working….did they have you leave immediately?

I am in a similar situation, I took a job I was unsure of and am extremely unhappy in it. Not all the info was presented to me in the offering phase and now I feel like this is not a good position for me. I don’t want to waste the companies time but have no idea how to tell them it isn’t working for me. I would like to leave and look for a different position or just focus on grad school for a little while.

I have only been there 3 weeks and they also have six month probation term where you can leave without notice….otherwise they require 4 weeks of notice. 

Post # 7
2121 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I like this post…Good for you! Congratulations!

Post # 8
710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Congratulations!! That’s very exciting, and I’m so happy for you, that you found a better job that suits you better!

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