Congrats! Your New Job Is a Nightmare

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By Jada A. Graves

As "The Golden Girl's" Sophia Petrillo would say, "picture it:" You're so new to the job that you haven't memorized the bathroom code. But you've been there long enough to realize your boss is a harpy. Or your responsibilities are insultingly easy. Your co-workers are nincompoops. Your work-life balance has tipped the scale the wrong way. Plainly, your job is a lemon, but the ink isn't even dry on your first-day paperwork.

An exaggeration, maybe, but for some, not by much. Disliking a job you've worked for a while because it's changed or you've changed is common and the solution is simple: Look for something new. But when it isn't what you thought it would be from the beginning, what should you do?