I would like to hear from you what the best way to deal with the following situation is.
For reasons I wouldn't like to go into I needed a new job quickly. I found one but the conditions weren't very good compared to my previous jobs (slightly lower salary but much more travelling for example). We spent weeks negotiating and the company went up with the salary a bit and promised me a quick promotion with more money.
I then accepted the offer mainly since I wanted to start working asap. At that point I still had some second and third interviews scheduled and another offer, which was sightly better when it comes to money, but less interesting in terms of the focus.
I've started and now I'm expected to work much more than it's even legal to work in my country. It's around 14 h a workday. It's my third project and the problem existed on all of them. When I protest, I or my boss talk to my PM and they cut the hours a bit framing it as a huge favor and looking at me as if I was unreasonable. Normally, several conversations are needed. I feel very bad about it since I feel I'm always complaining and being the prima donna and I don't like this feeling.
I'm at a loss. I don't want to search for a new job, but the company culture seems irrational. I don't feel like working 14 h a day, or even 12 h a day, unless it's a one-time exception, something that's difficult or impossible to control. My current salary per hour is very bad too since the overtime is not paid (it's illegal to work more than 10 h a day here, so it couldn't even be paid).
Should I still talk to them? Or quit? (Honestly, when working 12-14h you just don't have time to apply while employed).