I have read similar questions related to notice period, but I didn't come across on how to deal with rude management. (So please hear me out before marking as duplicate).
I have been working with my current company for the past five years (this is my first job as well). This is a service company in India and working hours are usually more than 10 hours. Since this was my first company I got accustomed to it and the work was also good. I was outsourced to a client company for the last one year which had a good work/life balance. Now that I am back to my company its getting hard to get used to old work hours. And moreover management has been completely changed. Now it is an accepted norm to work till 23:00 hrs in the night. I stay very far from the office and travelling in night is a big risk. I have started to have health issues as well due to this now. Moreover after coming here there are no projects which are suited for my skill set. I have been asked to lead a team just to give guidance on technical aspects.
I started looking out and have got a good offer with a reputed company and they want me to join within 2 months, where as I have a 3 months notice period. I have accumulated around 30 leaves which allows me to compensate for the notice period but this is again at the mercy of management. My current assignment is planned to end in another month.
The company that I work for is not so good when it comes to employee. I do understand that I cannot just run away. But as my current assignment lasts for only another month, but still I am sure that I will be made to serve complete term. I have seen this happen, I have seen few sitting idle for weeks just waiting to finish off notice period. How can I avoid this ? I do not want to loose my new offer as well. I have told my new employer that my notice is 3 months, they have offered to pay for my buy out as well.
How can I negotiate to reduce my notice period ?