Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Friday, August 28, 2015
It can be disappointing to start a new job and realize you don't enjoy it, but I would recommend not making any rash decisions. Take a step back and remember why you accepted the role and why you were leaving your old role. When you start a new position, it can sometimes take a little while before you can feel comfortable with your responsibilities and environment. Change isn't always easy, but reflect on what the new role can provide you with; opportunities to learn new skills and push yourself out of your comfort zone. If it is a specific part of the new role that you don't like, perhaps you can have a meeting with your manager to discuss possible solutions so that it ends up being a win-win situation. If you a leave a role without giving it a chance, you may burn bridges with that company and you might feel like you are settling by going back to your prior employment. Overall, stick things out for at least a month or two before you decide to look elsewhere, and you may end up being surprised that you actually like the new role.