Unfortunately, this is an employers' market. With the economy being so bad, and unemployment high, employers are taking advantage of people and expecting them to do a lot of work for little pay.
I don't get the benefits part. Usually, employers give it to their employees after 3 months. 6 months is a long time to wait. Also, if you have to wait that long, the pay should be better. Given your years of experience, maybe you could haggle for more.
You could view this job as a gap filler until you find something else; at the very least, it can keep you occupied, both mentally and physically. However, it's also ok if you want to keep looking and hold out for something better. No matter what, trust your instincts which will lead you to your decision.
Post Edited (ForeverPositive) : 8/25/2020 8:35:47 PM (GMT-6)