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Old 12-09-2015, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Oak Hill
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Hi

I started my new job on Monday and I feel like I made a mistake. It is not as expected and there are many things not expressed in the interview that I was not pleased with.

For example, I work as a system admin working with networking equipment, servers and storage/san stuff. When I got here they didn't have a desk for me so put me in the Helpdesk area sharing a desk with a lot of junk and I don't feel like I have a desk /home. Then, I find their IT setup is very disorganized and not setup right. I don't know how they are functioning in this patched setup. The CTO also sits in the IT room and takes walk up requests from staff. I feel like I have been thrown in there taking requests too and I stopped doing that years ago. (I am not saying I don't want to help others but it wasn't made part of the job description.)

I know you need to give a new job time, but I don't see this panning out well.

Anyway, I get a call late Monday from another company I had interviewed with before taking this job and they want to offer me the job. More pay (between salary and bonus almost $20k more!), 10 holidays (vs 6), and 23 PTO vs 18. It's more inline with my skills and experience. I said I would think on it and last night I told them I would take it.
They want me to start Jan 4th.

When do I tell this firm goodbye?
Give notice?
How much?
It would be nice to have time off between jobs to spend with my kids (off two weeks around xmas).

Thinking of letting them know next Friday and offering to help, but saying I'd rather make that day my last (it would be too awkward).

Also, do I say it was just a bad fit or I had a better offer come in that I couldn't pass up?

I am in a probationary period with at will employment...

Thanks for reading!!!
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:46 AM
 
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they're not going to be happy no matter what you do, and a job you stayed at for less than a month isn't something you'd want or need to put on your resumé, so i wouldn't sweat it that much. giving notice is courteous but it's not going to negatively affect you if you don't. and really, it's not going to negatively affect your employer either, they'd probably rather know sooner rather than later that it's not working out. it's doubtful that they'd even have you work your notice period after such a short stay.

so i'd say do what feels most comfortable and considerate to you. your plan sounds just fine. quitting so soon is going to be awkward and they will probably be mad, and understandably so, but from the information you've given i think your choice is also understandable.
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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Tell your current manager sooner rather than later(today?). They would appreciate not wasting time of others on training you in their procedures. Offer to stay 2 weeks if they wish but I doubt they take you up on it.
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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Tell your current manager sooner rather than later(today?). They would appreciate not wasting time of others on training you in their procedures. Offer to stay 2 weeks if they wish but I doubt they take you up on it.
I would offer notice, but expect them to tell you to pack your stuff. If they ask why you are leaving, tell them you are getting a significant pay raise to go elsewhere.
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