I resigned from my job a few weeks ago after accepting a new position. Long story short, my old boss was not only a micromanager but had a vindictive streak and would undermine my work and play down my successes. She wasn't the person who hired me, though. That person left a few months after hiring both of us. What started out as a terrific dream-job turned into a stressful nightmare. We were a bad match. I had subject matter expertise but no management title and she was a manager without subject matter expertise. Add in Covid and unpleasant Zoom calls, and it was time to go.
A part of me feels like I should have stuck it out a bit longer. Aside from her, it was a great job and I loved my colleagues. I didn't even intend to leave so soon. Is leaving solely because of a lousy manager (HR wasn't much help, either) always a good reason to jump ship? One part of me feels like I'm doing the right thing. Another part still isn't so sure because this wasn't part of my career plan.