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I have been working at my company for three years, and in that time they have been great to me. I have received two promotions, one of which really helped me figure out what I want to do with myself and how I want to develop my career. I was starting to feel like I did all the growing I was going to do at this company recently, so I started looking for other jobs. I found one that I think would be great! I set up my resume and cover letter and spent the night and next day thinking it over.
Then my boss pulled me into a room and promoted me. I was in complete SHOCK and excitedly and not really thinking, accepted. I have now been in the position for a month and the luster has worn off. I do not think this new promotion is a good fit for me. I truly loved what I used to be doing.
So.. my dilemma is, I would like to leave my job, but have only been in this promotion for a month.
Is there a way to handle this so that my boss will not despise me entirely and that I won't have to cut the ties? Is this extremely unprofessional? What do I say to my new potential employers in interviews if they ask why I am leaving so quickly after a promotion? Should I bite the bullet and wait it out a few more months?