What would you do?

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    What would you do?

    Hi all,

    I知 a bit in a confused state. I hope, I can get some input from you値l. Since, there are quite a lot of experienced folks down here.

    I had been employed for past 9 months now and it been going good so far (don稚 know if I could say this). But I知 thinking of changing the job now. There are many reasons for it.

    1. I really love to have a professional where I could use C or embedded C as my base tool. At the movement I'm not. But I employed saying that I値l be working on C (No where in the job spec said that I will be working on Prolog). And hence I accepted the offer. But its only after I started I came to know that I値l be working on Prolog only! Which was totally unprofessional.

    2. The nature of my job is more like that I need to work over the weekend as well. Which I dint knew it before. But now I started realising that I need to. If not I will be forced to be worked (work from home). Which I知 not really happy about. Its like I知 always tensed over the weekend too, rather I need to be relaxed.

    3. Managers are a bit hard on me. Like say if I don稚 do things over the weekend. The next day he would come and say that I'm not "reliable".

    With all the above reasons, I was just thinking why shouldn稚 I move over and do something which I really enjoy. But what I am not sure about is that; am I doing the right thing in moving over. When the economy is so poor and the current firm is doing really good and me leaving and joining a different firm. Would you think I would be a fool if I do that or should I have to keep moving?

    Please advice, I really need some input. Before I get destroyed

    Thanks a lot guys!

    -ssharish



    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving - Einstein

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    It would depend a lot on your financial situation too.
    Do you have enough money in the bank (or stocks, GICs...) to live on for several months (maybe up to a year) if you don't have a job? If so, and you current job is really that crappy, I'd say go ahead and leave (but only if you actually have another job offer). Otherwise, I would wait until the economy got a little better before switching jobs.
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    Agree with cpjust.

    Just up a quiting is never a great idea, make the money while you can better to be stressed about a project than stressed about paying your rent / mortgage.

    Sucks though.
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    You could start applying for other jobs. When you find one, you can put in your papers at the current company and join the other one. Also, isn't it possible for you to talk to your managers and let them know fo the situation? Can't you tell them that you aren't really happy workign on prolog and would like to be shifted to a team working on some other platforms?
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    Well no, I would be fool if I left the job now! My plans were just the same as what you all told me. I'll start applying for new jobs while I’m still working here. Once i get a new job it’s only then I will let the employer know. I don’t want to be job-less. That would be a disaster lol.

    @PING: if it was that easy i would have told him long back ago. Its bit hard to speak to him. I guess that I will start looking for a new one.

    Back the circle again

    Thanks a lot for your input guys!

    -ssharish
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving - Einstein

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