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I have a unique situation I want to bounce off you. I've had to change companies recently because of some downsizing in my department. So I interviewed for months and then finally got a really excellent, well paying job at a very big company. This is company 'A'.
However I've always dreamed of a career at Verizon (not company 'A'). I've just started at company 'A' this week. I started last Monday.
Before company 'A' finalized their background check (which took two weeks and included a delayed start date) I did a phone interview at Verizon. That interview went well. And I'm supposed to interview in person at Verizon tomorrow.
One big reason I'm still going on the interview tomorrow with Verizon (besides the fact that I've always wanted to work there) is that I've had lunch with different employees every day this week. And they all badmouth the company I just joined (company 'A').
They all talk bad about the managers and the work. I've never had an experience like this, where everyone I talk to has such negative things to say about the company I was working at. Company 'A' was described as a 'sweat shop' and worse and the managers were portrayed in a negative light.
So my question is, when I interview with Verizon and they ask if I'm still at the company previous to company 'A' (we can call that company 'C') how to explain why I resigned?
Do I forcefully and honestly explain the situation to them? That I left company 'C' to join company 'A'. And everyone I speak to at company 'A' has terrible things to say about it. And I'm very excited by the possibility of working at Verizon? Or do I just leave company 'A' out and say that I resigned for other reasons?
Also what reasons could I give? Because I resigned because I got the job at company 'A' and company 'C' was downsizing.
Because they are going to find out I resigned before I interviewed with them when they do their employment history check.