I recently joined a large company (2.5 months in) to a role where the hiring manager wrongfully led me to believe I would be working on new projects with an interesting scope. (Software engineering work.)
This is where the plot gets interesting. I worked for this manager before in the same role about 5 years ago, and left mainly because he was a poor manager and the job offered no career advancement opportunities. After spending the next 5 years experiencing less green pastures in worse companies I rebased my opinions of him and put trust in his attempt to hire me back. I thought it was in good faith.
After moving about in the industry I understand the landscape better, but I still got duped because of some preconceived notion of trust. What do I do?
I have already requested to work on something else and was denied. They have many more open positions but refuse to accept ramping me up on any other tasks. Their stance is that I can do the work I'm assigned without a ramp up and I should continue doing it. They don't seem to care about retaining me. Or they figure because I have a newborn I'm desperate and won't quit on them. I am under no contract to continue. (At will employment.)
Going back to my old job is not an option - my manager made openly racist remarks to me and I chose to leave. At this point I look like a job hopper and fear not being employable if I quit. Any advice is appreciated. Apologies if my post seems a bit scatter brained, I'm a bit distraught.