After around two years working in my first job, I decided to try something new and accepted a new job at a promising startup that looked extremely interesting.
A few weeks in and I began seeing it not as promising as I thought and decided to wait some time for confirmation. Three months in and still not secure about this, but for the sake of precaution lets assume: No faith in the management and inability to learn and grow professionally (The point is not to discuss these assumptions as if one of those didn't hold the answer would be easy).
Cons of leaving:
- Possibility of burning bridges as leaving so early is hard to justify.
- Having a bad experience in a otherwise good professional profile, the question would arise for sure when interviewing with new employers.
Cons of staying:
- Can find myself looking for what would be an ok time period to stay and counting the days.
- Getting my professional abilities rusty (even though this could be solved by working on some side projects).
Extra info: The current position has nice colleagues, no long hours and not much stress, so it's not a burden apart from cons scpecified before (unlike My new job is a bad fit. I want to leave after 4 months)
Assuming the objective is to progress professionally, is there anything else to take into account? If not, which path is advisable in general terms?