I am an expat working as Software Engineer in one of the Asian countries. After working for a year on my second job, I decided to move to another company as I was not learning anything in that job at all neither the job had any challenged for me.
Through connections and of curse an interview, I got an offer from a large company to work as a Senior Software Engineer. The job was also offering my 50 percent of increment on my Salary which sounded reasonable to me. Considering the higher role and higher salary, I resign and accepted the new offer.
Only after accepting the offer, I begin to realized what kind of company am I going to enter. the manger started dragging me into their projects and assigning some tasks to me before starting my job, and his justification was that he wants be to be familiar with their project. (He just needed manpower)
Long story short, I have already started the job, and on my first day of work, I worked for 13 hours. I feel I am being a slave in this company and I am not sure if I should consider looking for jobs or staying where I am for now.
Here are the things this company offering me :
- Above average Salary for my years of experience.
- Above average job title for my years of experience.
- Challenging and complex project which I can learn a lot from.
Here is the thing this company taking a way from me :
- My life. ( I wake up in the morning, and go to office, by the time I get home is already later night. even if I manged to get home early, I would need to attend calls and meetings and continue the work)
What would be your advice to me in this situation? To stay for a while and grow in the technical area, or give up and move else where?