I posted a few days ago about wanting to quit my new job due to failure to clarify some key points of the position during the interview process and whether or not leaving after a month or so will reflect poorly on me and my referral. Inability to pursue my other priorities not withstanding, in the past few days I've come to learn that there were several red flags:
- The company was just bought out, which I knew going in, but I was told my department was not affected and it turns out it actually is, now
- The man who hired me is one of the people who was offered early retirement (forced out after 25 years?) in the merger/restructuring process, which means that after Christmas nobody actually really knows who our immediate supervisor is
- Three more offers were just made, and all three were turned down
- Nobody I work with has been with the company longer than about 9 months, and most people move on within a year
I've already started covertly applying elsewhere with no plans to list this on my resume unless the search takes a while, as it's pretty obvious that I walked into a gigantic mess. I'm not sure if I was lied to or if I was just clueless, but knowing this now, and wanting to minimize negative consequences all around, what should I be saying to people about why I left IF it gets out that I worked there? My current employment, as far as my resume is concerned, is just my freelancing. (and obviously my facebook friends know I have a new job, but that's a private page)
I have been reading through other questions, but is there anything else I ought to be doing now that things are coming out of the woodwork? These are lofty things that are all very new for me.