Guilt about knowingly starting at and leaving a company
March 26, 2014 2:30 PM Subscribe
Have you ever started at a company and knew you would leave after a month or two? Did you regret it? I might do this and have a guilty feeling about it, but I wanted to get the hive mind's opinion on it.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A little back story: I am a freelance web developer. Recently I have been looking for a more stable, full-time position. The companies I have been targeting have predominantly been startups.
I have met with one startup in particular that sounds like a good fit. I went through two rounds of interviews that went well, and I will start a short trial period with them to see if it's a good fit.
Coincidently, I also landed an interview with a tech giant in the coming weeks. I have no doubts it would be an awesome resume booster working for this tech giant, and I would enjoy what I am working on. The catch is I have no idea when I will hear back on whether I am hired or not. Their HR department seems to take their time on correspondence.
The reason for my question is I am broke and in dire straits. I feel like a good immediate solution is work at the start-up to cover my bills. However, I feel very compelled to work for the tech giant — if and when they come around. If the tech giant doesn't think I'm a good fit, then no problem, I'll be working for a start up I feel is a good fit for me.