Worst move I made in my career was to change jobs just for more money.
They said their work hours were 8 hours per day, 40 per week. That was before desktop computers. We were expected to run our own tests between 4:00 AM and 7:00 AM in the main computer room, go to breakfast, then come back for a regular 8-hour day.
I went through a recruiter and if I quit within one year, I had to pay 20% of my annual salary as a fee. So, at the end of 8 hours, I left. They fired me after 2 weeks. They had the fee refunded because I did not last a month.
They told me I should get out of computer programming. I didn’t fit.
Since then, I built over 100 apps, published 8 computer articles, gave 7 different speeches at national conventions, trained dozens of new computer programmers, and wrote & taught numerous classes. I designed and built user filters before screens existed (1974).
Don’t believe everything managers tell you.