I've never in my 45 year career had this experience.
June 10,2023 at 3:25AM UTC
I was hired at a very large public company after spending the majority of my time at startups and companies in major transition. Their systems and processes are so compkex and there are so many meetings and sidebars i cant get traction on my actual job responsibilities. I'm not being trained just shown a bunch of system navigation and told to figure it out. But i doubt training would reallt help. Its just such a bad fit.
I cry everyday on my drive home. I feel so stupid and so lost. I've explained all this to my boss and teammates (who have all been there for years) and just get blank stares.
I'm here to tell you that when a job doesn't fit......it just doesn't. Until now I never thought this was possible.
I'm looking for a new job after 8 weeks. God I hate this feeling of failure.
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Where is the best place to look for a job, in your opinion?
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Interview Questions | Would the same question come up again in the 3rd round of interviews?
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