Discussion: May 25, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter
A reader says:
I took a government job knowing the culture was not to my liking. But they said the plan was to change the culture, and I’m part of that because I’m the only “non-insider” doing this job. (The one other person who was hired along with me was an internal transfer.) Neither of us has gotten any guidance. We’re on our own. When I tried to speak up a few times, I felt I was speaking a different language. Now a few months have passed and we’re finally getting a new boss. Should I try to adapt to this culture, or am I wasting my time?
Talk about a “state” of flux! Sounds like you’re a “cultural change” guinea pig… hired as part of a new “culture policy,” but everything seems to hinge on who this new boss is.
You’ve essentially been in limbo, and your “new job” is about to start when the new boss starts. No wonder you’re disenchanted.
Should this reader stay or go? Why or why not, and what are the good options?