I was layed off last fall and was unemployed for 5 months. I landed a position with a local firm that is a step up in responsibilities but the company is very small, about one-third the size of the product line I managed at my Fortune 100 company. I also had to take a 30% pay cut to get the job and it is a real strain to make ends meet.
How soon is too soon to begin planning my next move? Four months is hardly enough time in this position but I am not confident in the management team and their hiring/firing routine is suspect.