Over my life, I've lost various opportunities for a job or the job itself because I was "overqualified", "didn't fit the company profile" (whatever in hell that was
); "wasn't a 'team' player" (I refused to bring a woman to corporate functions because they said people were beginning to "suspect..."
), etc. I also spent some 20 years at a job I pretty much hated but it paid the bills. (lousy reason overall
) You're supposed to have a life as well.
Do what you need to in order to keep yourself alive, and no, you're not a liar, anymore than is the company when they don't quite
tell you all the downsides in the job description of the position they may have available. HOWEVER, I seriously suggest that there's been a paradigm shift in this country in the past ten years and most haven't gotten it yet. That is - employees can now expect to only be "kept" - (and I use that word in both senses
) till they're in their mid-40's or so and then they can expect to be dumped for cheaper, younger employees either here or outsourced. That means forty more years of retirement or, more likely, thirty to forty years of trying to make it as a secondary employee at much less than you could barely make it on to start with. That's why I, personally, made a decision some nine years ago to never, ever have to depend on someone's largesse again. I retooled my self and now have my own business in a regulated industry (where folks in the office make anywhere from zero to more than a half million per year depending on what they do.
) It's isn't always easy, but it's a lot better than feeling I have to come hat in hand when I'm on a job hunt. I'm also expanding now to other states.
Good luck and if you actually see this post, since it's two months late: Happy New Year.