So I am in a relatively awkward spot. 2 months and a half ago I joined a company.
However I only did so because I did not get accepted to grad school, which is my n1 priority in life.
The period to apply to grad school starts again and I need recommendation letters. It is usually good that if you are in industry, one such letter comes from your manager.
And so I would need to ask this new manager, whose team I literally just joined "hey, I may be leaving in one year, wanna write me a letter that will increase the probability that I leave your team?"
I am worried about the multiple conflict of interests, first there's the fact that from a pure game theory perspective, it's better for my manager if I don't get accepted, as that will ensure I stay in the company. There's also the worry that even if he does write me the best letter he can, this could sour the professional relationship as I recently joined and almost immediately after, I am thinking of leaving.
I am unsure as to how to navigate this landscape.