My first-ever employer made a serious mistake in assessing how much they could offer. My salary offer got reduced significantly right after starting at the company, and I don't intend on accepting it. However I've had difficulties finding a position and as such I'd like to get the most out of this role. I can't afford going back to searching for jobs as a graduate, so I want to try and stay for a while and use this role as leverage to improve my chances.
I want to have my contract changed into a 3-month fixed-term contract with the stated "goal" of working on a specific project at this company. HR and my team agree that this would be the best option for me, but the boss does not. So the boss wants me to accept the new offer and stay for the 3-month probation period. They claim it'd be best for both parties and tried to offer compensation in the form of paid courses and conferences.
My issue is that quitting after 3 months of probation does not sound like a good idea for my CV. Having had a short-term contract - in my opinion - would look much better and I would be in a better position to find employment.
Which one is more valuable on a CV:
- leaving after 3-months probation having gained experience
- having a graduate on a short contract for a specific project
Can I even safely include the probation on my CV?