I'd like to get your opinion, as I'm really stumped.
I've been thinking for a while on leaving my current job. I've not been too active, but did contact a recruiter. I figured I'd stay until I have a new position.
Then today, I was told my job is changing. This would be taking a responsibility of something I don't want to do (technical maintenance of a system) for 2-3 days a week. These responsibilities are core to the development organization, and the investment in me would be extensive, plus I'm the only one who's in this plan. Rather than scream right there, I thought I would take the weekend to think about it and consult with you.
Leaving aside the fact that I wasn't asked if I wanted those responsibilities, here's what I think my options are:
• Say ok, and then continue to look for another position. It seems to me it's unethical to do that, since I then leave the company to restart the training, maintenance and so on.
• Say no, and face the possibility of resigning immediately. I'm not sure it will come to this, but it's a possibility. If that doesn't happen, I may still need to expose the fact I don't plan for the long term here. In this case, I can sleep better at night, but without a financial blanket.
• Say no, offer a different solution (which frankly, I don't have right now. I don't consider myself a candidate for this role, yet I don't see anyone else in the company as a candidate either). If I can do this, I can continue with my job search, and not impact the company too much.
• Delay the arguments until actual work begins (a few weeks), and in the meantime hope to find a new job. This is more of a hopeful thing, so I don't count on it.
So there it is. What would you do?
Thanks in advance