What should I do if my job does not match its listed description?

Johnny C. Taylor Jr.

Johnny C. Taylor Jr. tackles your human resources questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest HR professional society and author of “Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval.”

The questions are submitted by readers, and Taylor’s answers below have been edited for length and clarity.

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Question: I was offered a new job without travel listed on the job description and never discussed in the interview. In my profession, travel is not unheard of so I expected occasional travel. I voiced my desire to one of the interviewers to be local with no interest in frequent travel. I left my job of 15 years for this position, where they are now pressuring me to travel frequently. I do have medical issues, but I would prefer not to discuss them if possible. Suggestions? – Anson

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