I started a new job and have been here 6 mos. and it is truly hell. When I came in for the interview, I was told to ask for one person and was never notified that it was a panel interview with 6 ppl (board directors, county officials, and sr. level leadership). But okay, the interview went well. I received an offer rather quickly and was told I needed to make a decision within 24 hrs. All of this should have made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, but I ignored my inner voice and proceeded on. When I asked why the position was available, I was told simply that the previous person had moved on and was looking for more growth. That was the furthest thing from the truth. They answered my remaining questions and were very friendly and sent me detailed information about health benefits, etc. Despite these things, it seemed like an opportunity to get into the nonprofit/gov. industry (I just changed career fields), so I accepted. Huge mistake. A few days before I started the position, I still didn't have a start time and they had pushed my start date out 6 wks. so that I would start in the beginning of the year. I had to call the supervisor to find out what time I should show up on Monday. I chalked it up to him being really busy and that it was just some oversight. So my first day, I meet with my supervisor who tells me that one of my staff members isn't happy there and is looking for a job due to the pay. Then I'm told we need so contact the auditors and start the audit process. I asked during the interview, what major projects would I be responsible for in the first 30 days, the first 90 days. Never once did they mention the audit or having to fill a position because an employee was leaving. I also found out that another staff member had only been there 6 mos. so I needed to continue to train her. We embark on the audit and I'm the point of contact to the auditors, but my boss is nowhere to be found. I can't answer all of their questions because I wasn't there the prior year so the support was lacking. I then find out that he doesn't like the auditors and that there were all sorts of problems the year before w/ the same firm. Then I get hit with several other projects with little to no detail and no resources or support. When I ask questions, people are reluctant to provide any info or assistance. I soon learn that the person who had previously been in the position, had been w/ the co. a year and was treated the same way and decided to leave. So much for just wanting more growth! She was probably just as burned out and frustrated as I feel. During my time here, not only has there been a lack of support, communication, and honesty, but the staff are unmotivated and negative all the time. My boss yells, cusses, and does the most and not in a helpful way. His behavior is unprofessional to say the least and hostile and intimidating at best. I consider it a good day if I don't feel like crying, hiding, or vomiting at some point in the day. Most of the staff yell at one another and are angry all the time. It's nothing to walk into a meeting and have someone get yelled in front of everyone or find yourself on the receiving end of an attack. I've started job searching, but I'm not sure how to handle questions like why are you looking for a job? Why did you leave your last position? And how to explain only being here for such a short amount of time? Do I leave this position off my resume and just explain the gap in employment? Please help w/ any recommendations. And just to note, I spoke w/ HR about the hostility and just trying to get some clarity on the situation, and I was basically told they're aware of the behaviors. HR has encountered the behavior themselves and my boss has had several coachings about his management "style", and they are sorry that I'm experiencing all of this, but that was it. Nothing more said or done so this definitely isn't for me and I don't fit into and don't want to fit into this type of culture.