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MAN UNSURE IF HE SHOULD QUIT HIS NEW JOB, JOINED FOR ONLY 2 MONTHS

Should I quit my job?

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So… as title suggests, here we go. The main dilemma I have is if quitting a job when I am only 2 months in since employment is a good choice or not.

For context:

So this is my first job and I work in a lab. I do have an idea of what my career goals are in life, and figured to achieve it, I needed work experience above all else, both in and out of a lab. The problem is, I am not getting any work experience, let alone chance to work done, at all at my company, as the work system and progression is incredibly inefficient and slow. For close to 2 months, I have not done anything remotely productive at all, and with how the system works in place (e.g. everything has to be “trained” before you are allowed to do anything), this will probably keep going on for another few months.

Some chitchat with my fellow colleagues and observing how the gears turn at my workplace have practically confirmed that most of the work experience I want would be at best a year and more away, meaning months of idleness or the odd job here and there (kind of like now). And even if i did somehow not lose my mind from being idle, with the inefficiency the system has at this company, overtime is practically needed everyday as I see in my colleagues or the system itself will punish you for failing to meet demands.

To cap things off, here is where I am asking for opinions to help make or steel my mind. My friends have told me that I would be better off resigning and finding another job to look for what I want, as I am clearly unhappy with the depressing environment as well as outdated and slow-paced nature of my current company. However, my parents are not really pleased with the notion of me quitting my first job so quickly and so early, and that I should “tough it out” for at least a year and more. But if this job is not helping with my future career path and goals, am I not just wasting my time for something that might not even help out in my resume?

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Is it really okay to quit this early, especially given its my first “real” job?

TL;DR First job, incredibly slow-paced and inefficient company, not getting to learn or do anything at all, thinking of quitting and seek another (hopefully better) job that can give me what I want but am afraid of quitting early due to parental pressure and stigma.

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