I just started a new job last month as a developer at a well-known company (in my area). But to be frank, I hate this job. To put it mildly, I dread going to work every morning.
The people here are great and I feel like they took a chance hiring me (I haven't graduated yet because for the past few years, people from my family have been dying and making it really hard to focus on classes and so on) but I don't think the environment is a good fit for me and I don't like what I'm doing. Also, for the whole month I've been here, I've had a rather inattentive "teacher" in my co-worker, who is usually really upset when I ask for help. So in my first month, I made a lot of mistakes and I can't help but think if I had better help... that wouldn't have happened. But it's making me stressed now because I feel useless.
I keep telling myself I haven't been at the job long enough to quit and that I should work hard and try my best, but I've never actively hated going to work so much, even when I did manual labor. Worse, half the time they give me assignments I shouldn't have yet by admission like, for example, something that could shut down multiple servers if I don't do it perfectly. My co-worker (who gives me jobs assigned to our two-man team) gave me this job with a badly written Word document that isn't helping me understand what I'm doing. And I'm working with materials I'm not familiar with, with very little constructive help. On one hand, I'm happy the company is depending on me and I want to do this right... On another, I don't see why the co-worker I have who has more experience couldn't do this project considering it's vast importance and why I couldn't get a project closer to my level right now, considering how I know nothing about the thing I'm "fixing". Also I found out this project is a once-in-a-year kind of thing and screwing it up screws up an entire year of data (and shuts down the servers, and other awful things). I feel like my co-worker is just giving me assignments he doesn't want to do because they're difficult, but I could screw the company up if I don't get this right, so why give it to me? I asked my boss and he said I should be doing a smaller project, not this one, but he sort of shrugged it off when I asked about getting a small project instead. It's frustrating. Part of me thinks I'm overreacting and the other part is screaming "Bail already, bail!"
I don't think it's normal to hate work this much in one month and I want to search for other jobs. Am I being unreasonable (And is this intense dislike normal?) or should I really consider quitting as an option?