Q: After a month between jobs I received two offers. I likely would not have accepted either one had I been employed, but I did accept one, first, because I had to, and, second, because I was promised various opportunities to practice in new areas. After a week, it’s clear the promises will be broken, that I was hired to be a body to fill a seat. Also, to say things are disorganized in the office is an understatement. My question is, how long am I required to stay?

Dear Employed: Interesting, very interesting. Well, I guess the answer to your question really depends on whether or not you have a contract, and since you didn’t mention one, I suspect a contract is not involved. Therefore, you are only required to stay as long as you want to stay. In other words, if you want to quit today, go ahead and do so. However … before you do anything rash, I would think it over.

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