I know that, to people who aren’t employed at all, this must seem to be bitching about a good problem to have. Nevertheless, the person who recently hired me gave me bad vibes.
He phrased some statements in a way that was designed to lead me to believe I was going to get something while leaving himself room to say that he didn’t actually promess it. He never having had the intention of delivering it. He admitted this in one case and in another, it’s obvious. This makes me fearful that my 6 months with him will be full of such bait and switch tactics. I have very little bargaining power in this relationship. I am expendable as far as he’s concerned and I need an employer, any employer of that industry, for the next 6 months.
Having a crappy time with this employer for 6 months is still better than not having a job at all. Even in a worst of case scenario, if I make it through 6 months with him, I’ll be legally allowed to practice my profession and my career will be ok.
But I’m considering jumping ship because I’ve had a similar feeling about other people before and it always turned out very badly for me. I plan to phone other firms and ask them questions. I will also have to be able to receive their invites to interviews and make it to the interviews. Since most potential employers will be at the office at the same time I am working at my employer’s office, this will make phone communications and interview scheduling difficult. How can I do about that?
No, my current employer would not be understanding of my efforts to find another place, especially since the reason I’m thinking about jumping ship is because I doubt his honesty.