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Need your advice on my career situation

Jack Anderson
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Joined: Dec 19, 2009
Posts: 5
Hi All. I hope you all are doing fine.

I had been working with a financial product company X for the last 4.1 years. I got a good offer from another good financial company
Y and then resigned from X. But things did not go well and i could not join Y. Immediately, i got another offer from a company Z with a good
salary. I joined Z yesterday but then realized that they are doing low end work, not the sort of that i was told in the interview process.
Now Y has come back again and offered me to join. I am in a great dilemma. I consider myself to be technically quite sound in Java/J2EE technologies.
My love lies in working in finance domain and doing some fundoo technical stuff.
To summarize it, i am not happy with my current job where i feel i dont have much learning opportunities.

I discussed it with my friends and came up with two solutions:

[1] Disappear from Z altogether since it has been only 2 days that i joined them (and join Y). Z may take some action against me.
[2] Work in Z for atleast 1 year and keep upgrading my technical skills even though there isn't much to learn in the current company.

I am really looking up to you guys to comment on my situation.
Will it be a problem if i wish to go back to finance domain again since Z does not work in finance domain?

Thank You so much
fred rosenberger
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Do you have a contract with 'z', and if so, what are your terms? an answer is going to depend on both that and on what country you are in. Laws are different everywhere.

If you are really not doing the work you were promised in your interview, can you talk to someone there about why?


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Jack Anderson
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Joined: Dec 19, 2009
Posts: 5
Hey Fred. Thanks a lot for replying.

Yes, i do have a contract with Z wherein i will have to serve two months notice period if i chose to resign.
In case i want to walk out without serving the notice period, i will have to pay 2 months salary to them, which my present financial condition does not allow.
By the way, I am located in India.

I spoke to them about their promise and all that they had to say was that they are planning a major revamp of the technology
and i can expect that kind of work in probably 6 months. YOU SEE, CAN EXPECT???

Pretty tough situation. Please keep the comments coming.
Gregg Bolinger
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Well, looks like you're stuck with Z for 2 months then. It also sounds to me like you didn't secure the position at Y well enough or things would have worked out there. I'd be skeptical of returning to Y depending on what you mean by "things did not go well". So stay for 2 months, in the meantime, find something else or work it out with Y to join in 2 months. I don't see that large of a dilemma here.


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Jack Anderson
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 19, 2009
Posts: 5
Thank You Greg.

To reframe my question, i have 4.1 years of experience in Java/J2EE technologies.

If i decide to stay in Z for an year and then move out, will the prospective employers mind that i did some low end work here in Z?
By the way, i am quite good at java/j2ee technologies and continuously strive to keep myself updated on the the same.
Henry Wong
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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Jack Anderson wrote:If i decide to stay in Z for an year and then move out, will the prospective employers mind that i did some low end work here in Z?


BTW, what is defined as "low end work"?

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ankur rathi
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Jack Anderson wrote:Thank You Greg.

To reframe my question, i have 4.1 years of experience in Java/J2EE technologies.

If i decide to stay in Z for an year and then move out, will the prospective employers mind that i did some low end work here in Z?
By the way, i am quite good at java/j2ee technologies and continuously strive to keep myself updated on the the same.


Not for a year.
Resign today & workout your notice period. It usually gets negotiated less than what is mentioned in the offer letter. In your case as you just joined, there will be no dependency so it can be as less as 7 days if you are lucky.

Y isn't ready to wait for some time? What's that timeframe?
kaustuv saha
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Joined: Dec 14, 2009
Posts: 27
Considering the fact that you have just joined the organization, it makes very little sense for Z to ask you to stay for a couple of months if you resign today.

IMHO, you can negotiate with HR folks at Z and get a release in 1-2 weeks. Incase it doesnt work out, you can always negotiate with Y to defer your joining date by a few weeks or so. Unless Y has a really really urgent requirement, they'll easily agree to it.


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