This is an anonymous post sent in by a member who does not want their name disclosed. Please be thoughtful with your responses, as these are usually tough posts to write.
My new company that has 'taken a chance' on me (which I am/was super excited about) is in the early stages of a new project with a client to provide a CMS solution for several static sites.
I was asked to evaluate some options one of which they seemed quite keen on before even talking to me, this particular option is marketed as a completely front-end agnostic solution. I set about installing it and getting the demo site up and running it was a Java solution that uses tomcat and the baked in language was some form of xml templating language. The "studio" where you have to define your content was clunky and unintuitive.
I quickly moved onto testing out something I was a bit more familiar with a CMS that provided a GraphQL API to pull your content from and a static site generator to template out the pages, I was quite proud of what I had managed to put together in the short time I had to use it and could see it being really useful for the project, a project that used a familiar framework that other developers would want to use.
So they decided to go with the other Java clunky ass unintuitive studio solution, I was told that I'd get training to use it and that I should start getting familiar with it as I'd be delivering a PoC towards the end of May.
Not wanting to sound entitled here but I really don't want to waste my time learning and antiquated technology that isn't going to help progress my career.
I'm still on probation here but feel that this isn't what I want to be doing at all.
How far do I go with this before looking for a new job?