You aced the interview, and you got the job! But the excitement of accepting their offer has started to fade now that you’ve started in your new role and things are not quite as you’d imagined…
1 / 10
Feeling out of place
You’re all set to go on your first day, but oddly, no one else seems prepared for your arrival, and you struggle with a lack of direction from the people who should be guiding you into your new role.
2 / 10
The smoke and mirrors have cleared
Nothing is as it was explained to be, as the role you thought you were walking into turns out to be something entirely different from the one that was pitched to you in your interview.
3 / 10
A lack of leadership
Your boss is inaccessible, as he/she keeps to themselves, only showing up for critical meetings but otherwise emitting a negative presence rather than a supportive one when they do turn up.
4 / 10
It turns out the people you will be working with couldn’t be less thrilled to be there themselves, and you begin to wonder what they know that you don’t…
5 / 10
The people on your team couldn’t be less engaged with one another, and the overall morale of the group seems to be at an all-time low.
6 / 10
No direction on company aims
There’s no focus, as everyone on board seems at a loss on just what the company goals are. Your role feels fuzzy, as you struggle to get a clear picture from anyone on just what part you play in the bigger picture.
7 / 10
You begin to make out the fact from fiction, as you discover that much of what you were told in your interview process about the company, and your role in particular, was either exaggerated or completely untrue.
8 / 10
Where did that dynamic leader from your interview go? It seems you’re working under someone completely different, as you struggle to find any kind of mentorship or support from your superiors, and your boss seems completely indifferent to helping in your transition into the new role.
9 / 10
There’s a bad “vibe”
You can’t quite explain it, but there’s just a bad vibe throughout the office. It’s almost as if you can feel the negativity in the air, as your gut is telling you, “This just isn’t a good fit.”
10 / 10
You dread going into work
Okay, so not everyone wakes up excited for the workday. But you shouldn’t dread each day, all day and everyday – particularly at what should be the start of an exciting new role. If you feel yourself at your wit’s end this early on, it might be time to take note of the signs.