I joined a company in mid February 2022 as a Principal Developer after having spent more than seven years in my previous company.
It is a service-based company, which means that the company has no product of its own and we work for client companies.
I had no project in the first month and the CEO came to me asking if I would be prepared to travel to a nearby town (90 minute commute) twice per week. I said that I would reluctantly do so for a limited period of time, but reminded that the job was described to me as a remote one.
The answer I got was that he would see with the client and the final response I got was that I need to go there twice per week for three months and that I would then switch to fully remote. I was also told that my red lines have been clearly communicated to the client and that no further changes to the initial remote-only deal are to be expected.
The first day at the client, I get asked to go to a foreign country twice in ten days. These are 14 hours work days, as the commute is six hours.
I bring this up with the CEO and get the response that "let's see what the trip is about; it could be interesting" and "let’s talk more on Monday".
My brain tells me that the company I have joined have no integrity at all and that I should quit, but my gut is strongly against it. As I said, I spent more than seven years in my previous job and am not really a fan of job hopping.
Have I seen enough to conclude that there is no point discussing with these people or should I try something?