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Ditching a new job for a better opportunity?

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JenniferYellowHat1980 Fri 29-Jul-16 17:31:39

So, I got a job months ago which I haven't started yet (pre-employment wading through treacle). Since then, unsure about whether it would even go ahead, I've been continuing to research ideas.

Recently I came up with something in which I could transfer my existing skills without having to retrain from scratch, therefore taking less of a pay cut. I spoke to the head of faculty today, just wanting some guidance on training. She told me about a potentially suitable role which would be FT and higher paid with scope for progression without retraining. I'm really interested in it and she did say there aren't many such posts. She also explained that once you get a foot in the door there are various possibilities.

In this situation, if I'm offered the post, would it be awful to hand in my notice within weeks of starting? I realise it wouldn't be great form but is it a complete no-no? I could potentially do a qualification and look for something similar in future but these posts are few and far between.

Loraline Fri 29-Jul-16 17:36:02

It happens. Probation periods aren't just for employers to assess if new hires are a good fit but for the employees to do the same.

TollgateDebs Tue 02-Aug-16 14:02:33

Do it! It is about what is best for you and your future.

daisychain01 Wed 03-Aug-16 08:55:03

But is the new opportunity actually in the bag? Until you receive it in writing, because you have successfully got thru interviews etc, I wouldn't consider it.

If you are ready to go and have start date yes I would go for it if you prefer. The other role can be cleaned off your job history in the future

JenniferYellowHat1980 Thu 04-Aug-16 22:11:25

No I'm talking hypothetically. There is an overlap so I wouldn't dream of making any decisions without an unconditional job offer in place.

JenniferYellowHat1980 Thu 04-Aug-16 22:11:52

But I don't want to mess anyone around / waste resources either.

daisychain01 Fri 05-Aug-16 06:07:13

Do what's right for you and your family. But don't make a habit of it. Job hopping is not a good career move. You'll lose credibility and focus

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