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This is for my friend.
Right after university she couldn't find a job for 6 months. Eventually she got a job at a company X as a developer. It started out wonderfully(even though the salary was way below market value). However in 2 months overtimes started piling up. In 4 months she had to work on weekends and sometimes until 1 in the morning on weekdays. In 7 months they put her on pager duty which won't shut up at 2 or 3 in the morning. Now there is absolutely no time to do anything. She has currently been working for 8 months and her condition is not good.
So here are multiple questions on her behalf.
1) Is it better for her to quit to find a new job or to stay and search?
Staying can severely hinder her availability for interviews, and not give her as much time to search for jobs. And her salary is already way below average, so she will not have enough negotiating power.
2) If she does get an interview, what should she say as to why she is searching for a new job after being for the company for 8 months?
Thanks to anyone for help.