I recently joined a company and so far so good but not great. The pay is good, possibly the upper 1% in the country. There are many perks in the new job and bottom-line the job is everything I was looking for but now I'm re-thinking it. Partly this is because of some family reaction to the job but mostly it's because I have two supervisors.
One morning last week my supervisor called me and asked me what I was working on and I told him what I was working on. It was just a routine morning update on the progress of the projects.
Three hours later, another supervisor asked me on Skype what I was working on and I repeated the whole story all over again. During both discussions, the two supervisors were each very intent on asking me to finish one particular project first. Each supervisor had a project he/she was rooting for.
Their differences took me by surprise and i began to consult my colleague albeit cryptically about the projects we were working on. I was surprised what my colleague had to say about one particular supervisor and went as far to ask me to subtly ignore orders from one supervisor and concentrate on orders from the other supervisor.
After digging deeper, I found out the two supervisors are locked in a battle to control the projects and everyone in the office was either siding with one supervisor over the other. Since I am the newbie the rest of the team are waiting for me to take sides and every project I take is judged by who of the two supervisors gave the orders.
I am beginning to think its the right time to move on, but I would love to know how i can survive this situation.