Exactly how rude is it to leave a job after only three months?
October 11, 2009 8:13 AM Subscribe
A few months ago I moved to a new city and started a new job. The city is just okay (I would never settle here), but the job is great. Now I have an opportunity to move to the place where I really
want to live, and work a job that is functionally similar to my current position but for a much more prestigious company, "XYZ Inc." (a company that is considered by many to be the absolute Best Place to Work). Can I do this?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (20 answers total)
I have very little experience in the business world (everything I've done up to now was in academia) so I don't know what the precedent here is or how common situations like these actually may be. I've been trained extensively at my current job and I know my colleagues and supervisors would be irked (possibly worse than that) if I left anytime soon.
My gut instinct is to keep my head down and forget about this other opportunity, but some of my friends (who I would normally trust about such matters) say that working for XYZ is such an amazing opportunity that I should just go for it. Everyone I know in "real life" who is knowledgeable about these things is a current co-worker, so seeking their advice is out of the question. What to do?