I started a new job two weeks ago and already know that my skills do not align with the job description. I do not have an Accounting background and feel as though I made the wrong decision in accepting the offer because I did not realize that Accounting is the primary focus of this role.
However, there is a perfect role that opened up on my team that follows my career goals. The role is highly analytical, which is the same role that I had at the previous company I worked for and my education is closely aligned with the skills needed to do the job. I have researched this topic online and the advice generally reads to stick it out for 6 months and then re-assess the job transfer scenario. Since the division within my team that is hiring is very small, the opportunity for this perfect role to come up is rare. If I have the opportunity to use my skills and do what is best for the company, why not express my interest and benefit my team, career track, and the overall company?
That being said, I discussed my interest with the hiring manager, who mentioned that I would be great for the role and to speak with my boss about the possibility to transfer roles. Please note that my boss is the hiring manager's boss, which complicates the dynamic in terms of getting what I want out of the situation.
Then, I discussed my interest with my boss, who did not share the same enthusiasm as the hiring manager. She felt that I was being deceptive in accepting an offer to do my current job and expressing interest in transferring roles. She failed to acknowledge the fact that I do not know how to do my job intuitively. She mentioned that I can apply for the job that I want and if I do not get the role then I will continue to do my current job. She also said that the hiring manager has the final say as to who will be hired for the role that I want.
In retrospect, I have no regrets to have expressed my interest in a role that I know I can do and will enjoy. However, I have created awkwardness with my boss because she does not see my pain and only sees the pain she will take on in filling my current role. The problem is that by getting my way, I make the biggest impact to the company and team dynamic.
Why would I want to stay at a company that does not use my talents and skills in the right way? If they decide to turn me down for the role that I really want, why would I stay working in my current role?