I've been at my current job 6 months and it's a nightmare. The previous person left 2 weeks before I started, but it's clear that she hadn't been doing work for awhile. I learned that she was in the position for 4 yrs. and had trouble getting along w/ the new CEO that was hired. The new CEO only lasted 8 mos.
My issue is that I'm drowning in the position and I'm frustrated. I've talked to the interim CEO and have expressed my concerns, but not much luck. My one on ones with the CEO (my boss) have been interrupted, rescheduled, and cut short. I asked to schedule at a different time because I feel that it's disrespect and doesn't provide the support I need. My training has been rushed and broken at best because I'm constantly interrupted. Right now I'm in survival mode, and can't say that I feel confident in what I'm doing. I'm buried under a ton of work that wasn't done prior to me starting. The position is two positions in one, and there are other changes that are haphazardly being implemented. I come in early, stay late, and skip lunch and I'm still unable to get caught up. From talking w/ management, it seems that this chaos is their ideal way of working. That doesn't work for me at all. I have no work life balance. At this point I'm considering cutting my loses. I feel burned out and I think I just need a break before I start interviewing and finding a new position, but I know for sure this isn't for me.