I need your help in rescuing a friend of mine. She is caught up in a big time trouble at her workplace. She is overall 6+ years experienced across varied technologies. The situation is like this : 1. She was working on production support in her first company for 3 years, all well there. She changed to 2nd company. She was hired for a much lower profile of helpdesk - L1 support. They did not mention it during interviews and all, they assured to give her desired profile and she got to know only after she joined in new company. Anyhow, she took it up, and she was doing her correspondence MBA. She finished that and was gradually moved to Business Analyst profile and have proved herself there and got many appreciations. 2. Now, the unit told her that, they cant continue the BA profile for her since they were not going to get new projects. They kept her on bench for quite some time. Then she took up some other ERP course and did certifications in this time duration. 3. When she told them about her certification, they said, that profile comes in a different unit. Anyhow they gave her interview chance in that team and she was evaluated and selected. But, after being selected also, they were not willing to give unit transfer - dont know what all talks happened in unit level - VPs and all were involved. 4. My friend started searching jobs outside, but her company has 3 months mandatory notice period-no buy out option. Since it was getting difficult to get interview calls because of 3 months mandatory notice period, she took a bold step to resign from her current organization. 5. Now, when she put down her papers, she was offered the desired profile in different unit and asked her to take back her resignation. She is told that 6 months she will be observed and if she is not upto the mark, she will have to quit. But, when she joined there, she got to know that she is expected to work in architect level in this new profile. she being a beginner in the new profile, she is not able to handle the situation. Moreover, there is no mentor assigned to her and no help provided in the new team. Her own team member is saying to the manager that without knowing basics, she cant start working in architect level. And the basic level work, L1 & L2 is outsourced and she cant be a part of that team. So, she feels that, by the end of 6 months, if she is evaluated and found not upto the mark, he career will be screwed. 6. Now she has one offer in hand which has joining date of July 1. Now, should she go and tell that she is not comfortable and ask for release ? Is she asks for release, should she again serve 3 months notice ? If so, this offer which is for July 1 joining will be lost. She had resigned in march end, so effectively June end will be her last day. But, in between she took back her resignation. Its just been 1 week in team, so she wants to go and talk to this new manager and tell him - "if there is no role suitable for me, am ready to get relieved, i don't want to give false commitments, so coming and telling u in early stages only" - is it right to tell on her part ? How to approach her current manager and previous manager ? Because, he previous manager had big time discussions with this unit to take her in their team when she had put down. In a way, he favored her. How to come out of this mess ?? Sorry for the long post.