Is it morally right to leave your company after 6 months in if you feel you're not in the right place? Given that in the interview they told you they are looking for someone to engage for at least 2 years?

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    It is. Would you provide the expected value if you forced yourself to stay? In Germany, most companies have a "trial period" of 6 months. During this time, both, the employer and the employee, can quit on a short notice. After this period, legal lay-off protection will prevent both parties, so if you change your mind after 7 months, you might have to stay 2 months longer than you intended to. Enter MD sick certificate ...

    In my opinion, it's better to quit early if you can, like the "fail fast" approach in software architecture.
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    Have you talked about it in an open and honest way?
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    @fraktalisman thanks for your input... I kinda agree but what annoys me is the fact that it's like a family, if you need few hours to do some paper work, get something personal done they don't mind that stuff... On the other hand, boss basically doesn't know the difference between DevOps and tech support, I'm not adding much and not learning much, and this is my first job. They kinda care about the employee which I'm told it's rare. And that's really bothering me.
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    @IntrusionCM honestly not... With whom do you suggest I talk? Boss? HR?... And how would I approach this? Thanks for your advice
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    @waldz Depends on whom you trust.

    I would discuss it with a team leader if it exists.

    Be aware to make no threats, stay in a neutral tone if possible.

    E.g. I feel uncomfortable, the topics I work on do not fit my mindset.

    If it's about specific person's, please. No blame game.

    Stay neutral. "Timmy is a mean wiener" isn't helpful.

    "My coworkers make fun of me and I feel that my opinion doesn't matter" is more neutral and more helpful for a manager / team, so they know what they should have an eye on.

    If you have suggestions of improvement, be honest, but moderate - keep it on a level that's realistic.

    A raise of eg. 100 % is not doable.

    Last, but not least - be calm, open and honest.
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    @IntrusionCM thanks a lot
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    Is it morally right to hold prisoner a person cause you don’t want to pay money for a recruitment process?

    Go with the wind, my friend. Your sanity is worth more than the money they are saving
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    Why shouldn't it be? It's not a church or army. You are a mercenary.
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    If their circumstances changed and they didn't want / need you, do you think they'd wait 2 years just because you were expecting the work that long?

    Of course not. And the same should apply to your end too.
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    Morally not a problem but there’s this thing in the industry where you’re frowned upon for not suffering for two/three years in each role you take. Which is complete bullshit.
    So consider that.

    But you’ve nothing to lose by trying to work it out before you decide to pull the plug
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    @TrevorTheRat It's only frowned upon if it's perpetual.

    If I see one or two "short" job durations on a CV, I wouldn't bat an eyelid. 10 years employment history never working at anywhere more than a year? That's a solid red flag.
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    @AlmondSauce not sure about this kind of judgement…
    My current cv is basically hopping every 1-2 years cause I get better offers which are helping my professional development
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    @piratefox Every couple of years, or close to it, is pretty normal. Less than a year isn't if it's constant - most people take around that time to become fully productive.
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