How soon after a starting a new job is it deemed appropriate to look elsewhere?
I have very recently started a new job, and i already loathe it. its a telesales role, but frankly the employers oversold the role in the job advert and the interview. they actually posted the ad asking for a sales and marketing executive, and during the interview said my role would involve liasing with business owners on the phone to book them in for appointments with specialists. what they didnt tell me was that i would be sat in a room for 8 hours a day dialling number after number after number and continuously reading a script mindlessly. because they didnt actually advertise or mention a 'telesales' role this isnt what i expected at all. ive only been there a couple of weeks so i know it wont look good on cv straight away but how long should i wait to start applying so i dont look like a job hopper(which im really not they just really made it sound completely different to what it is). prior to this i worked in retail for 2 years which was my first job so ive never been with a company for a suspiciously short time. im on a month probation preiod but the contract is permanent they just have the right to terminate after months. how long should i wait to apply elsewhere? sorry meant to put 3* months probation but the 3 key isnt working properly lol. theres no part time available but i wouldnt be able to afford it anyway. im not going to leave without getting another job offer cos i need the money but just dont know how long to leave it before applying elsewhere so it doesnt look bad. even if i tell other employers the real reason im looking to leave so soon i still think it will look bad on me regardless of the reason
Asked By: Gigi390 - 11/22/2012
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You have the high road here. They lied to you. You have no obligation to stay. These are also high turnover jobs. They expect people to quit every day. I would look now, and move on immediately, as soon as possible. Then you can leave this job off yor resume entirely, with just a short gap.
Answered By: Lisa A - 11/22/2012
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Umm, I do a job like that for 4 hours a day. Is it possible to ask for part-time? You should not be dialing number after number for 8 hours a day, that's nuts.
Answered By: DV - 11/22/2012
In fairness, they have watered down the telesales aspect but still told you that you'd be "liasing with business owners on the phone to book them in for appointments with specialists". Which in a way is kind of correct... More
Answered By: Sally - 11/24/2012
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