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Old 02-15-2018, 01:27 PM
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So not too long ago I started a new job. On day 1 they told me one of the critical selling points during the interviews of the role was in fact not true. Feeling pretty hoodwinked. Working from home was that factor. The real bummer is I was excited about the role, and the work isn't too bad, but WFH is a very crucial factor and the cost of not working from home makes the salary jump less beneficial.

At previous jobs I have dealt with things that were frustrating, but now I am an FSA, and a pretty seasoned, and not willing to put up with $###. So to pull some BS like that seems pretty bush league.

Does it look bad to the next place if I am interviewing after 2 months. How do you explain that without sounding complain-y? What if anything do I put on my resume for the new role? Or do I just suck it up - ride it out a few months and then complain, that I am unhappy (and bank on the fact that they are bought in on kSauce at that point).
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Push for what you were told in the interview imo.
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Push for what you were told in the interview imo.

If you were told you could work 2 days a week from home (or whatever), then tell them you're staying home for 2 days a week, and it's up to them to give you the facility to do work while you're there.
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Did you get it in writing? Sorry, had to ask.
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Personally, I don't see the problem with interviewing after a couple of months, especially as you have a good reason for it.

There's no way not to sound complainy about it, but keep it factual. When you're applying for a job then in whatever cover letter type thing you have put something like "looking for a job that allows me to WFH 2 days a week", and let the hiring manager read between the lines when they see how little time you've been at current place. Or if you're using a recruiter get them to do the complainy bit on your behalf.
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I probably should have. And unfortunately, no emails mentioned it either. And to answer the other question, when they dropped the news, I pushed back. I said that working from home was an element of the offer. They said it sort of wasn't. And switched topics.
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If you were told you could work 2 days a week from home (or whatever), then tell them you're staying home for 2 days a week, and it's up to them to give you the facility to do work while you're there.
Doing this will ensure OP has plenty of extra hours to look for a new job. Probably about 40 or so per week.
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that's bizarre. I see no point in hiring someone under false pretenses if you actually want them to stay.

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complaining? what complaining? you were told X, reality is <>X.

if you were told base comp was $150k and reality turned out to be $120k, would changing jobs because of it be complaining too?

eff these guys, move on
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