A while back I posted this as I deliberated over changing jobs:
Well, in the end I accepted the job, and I started on Monday. I'm having serious doubts I've done the right thing now. I'm sure part of it is the new culture - I've moved from a very big company to an enormous one and from a largely engineering-driven industry to financial services. It'll take some getting used to but that's to be expected.
I'm more concerned about the fact the I have done absolutely nothing all week. Seriously, I've read a business plan and that's it. I've not had any kind of induction, there has been no discussion of my role and responsibilities and I've spoken to my new line manager for a total of less than 20 minutes. I've been told that there's a hold on the particular activity that I've been brought in to do but that it shouldn't effect my role and not to worry.
I'm used to being really busy and quite in demand with my stakeholders and it's been a major shock to the system. I'm also concerned that when the full scope of my new role is revealed it's not going to be as big as I was led to believe. Supposedly I'll be busy soon enough but to start a new job and then be largely ignored for a week doesn't give me a good impression. I'm trying hard not to over-react and I'm telling myself I need to give it a few months but thoughts are already turning to having a plan B lined up. On the other hand I'm being paid pretty well and I keep thinking they must want me to do something at some point!
BTW I'm not sure what I'm expecting here, just needed to vent!