Post # 1
Hello! So here’s what’s going on: I am a very recent grad who was lucky enough to land a job right out of school. However, one week in, I hate HATE my job! My boss is one of the worst people I have ever met, and everyone there is completely miserable. People are constantly put down and cut each other down behind their backs, and are often forced to work overtime without pay. I am used to working hard for hours on end, and I have always loved working. But I’m going with my gut on this one…I need to get the heck out of there. I know how tough the job market is and I am deeply grateful to have a job, but this is a bad situation. And I am actively pursuing other jobs.
So as I’m applying for jobs, I haven’t even included this current job on my resume because I haven’t been there long enough to really learn anything. (Also no one has trained me on anything. At all.) If I get an interview at a new place, should I tell them about the job I’m currently at? My immediate reaction is that I should (I don’t like hiding things,) but just tell them that it isn’t going to work out. But because I haven’t even been there two weeks, I don’t know what I should bring up or if it even matters.
What do you bees think? Has anyone been in a similar situation?
Post # 3
@aquarius_91: I would just leave that job off my resume for the time being. Two weeks is not a lot of time to leave unaccounted for. If you don’t get hired on in a new job for a considerable period of time, you may have to re-think that decision in order to account for yout time.
Post # 5
@aquarius_91: I left a job after a month of being there, albeit was a temporary job. If you get an interview, I would just tell them that this was an amazing oppurtunity and you couldn’t turn down the interview. I would mention that you’re at your current job, but I wouldn’t go into the details of it. Perhaps you could even say that your current job isn’t in a field you desire? I’ve always found that saying you’re looking for a job you could stay at for a long time and grow and learn helps too. Coming from experience, if your job is this bad one week in, leave before you get trapped! OR is it a big company? Could you move to a different department? Hopefully you find something better, good luck!
Post # 6
@aquarius_91: I quit a job after a week once. Just not a good fit. It has never been on my résumé.
Post # 7
Do not bring it up! It is very honest of you to want to bring it up, but going to an interview where they won’t know you, from the outside looking in it may look different to them. Since you’ve been there for less than two weeks, pretend it doesn’t exist and move on. I was in a similar situation where I worked under the same circumstances for 3 weeks, it’s not on my resume and it does not even exist in my professional CV. So, in my honest opinion and experience, don’t say a word about it.
Post # 8
Thank you all so much! I’m glad I’m not alone in a situation like this…I feel so guilty because I know what a hard time people are having getting hired, but I’d rather the right candidate get hired to my position.
@EmilyJoy: It’s a tiny company. 8 people! Everyone else there seems to have been trapped. I’m fortunate enough to be able to leave without too many repurcussions (i.e. I only have myself to take care of right now!)
Post # 9
@aquarius_91: oh boy, get out while you can!! And if you leave your position, there will be an opening for someone else to get a job. So someone will be grateful for you leaving your current job! I say if you’re there under a month, don’t even mention it to possible employers!
Post # 10
@aquarius_91: When my husband started at his current job, he really hated it a few weeks in and wanted to quit really badly for similar reasons that you have for wanting to leave. He gets paid monthly and his check for his first month bounced back. Needless to say, he was really upset and thought about quitting…and his bosses kept trying to blame each other for the mistake. He also gets yelled at a lot and treated like a kid, he’s been told it’s because he’s the youngest in the company. Everyone else is in their mid 20’s to early 40’s and he started this job straight out of college.
Not getting paid for overtime is pretty ridiculous. I encounter this at my job sometimes too. And I’m sure it’s hard for you to draw the line between sucking it up and being abused at the workplace.
My husband has actually interviewed at a few places while still being at the current job. He said that surprisingly, the other companies seemed worse than the one he’s at now. yikes. But there are some positives about the job, just not enough for him to want to stay for more than a year. Good luck.
Post # 11
Don’t bring up your current job. If, for some scheduling or other reason, you need to mention that you’re currently working, just say that it’s a temporary position and you have flexibility about when you leave.