Leaving bank after <6 months stint
I joined a well known boutique in LA about 3 months ago with what turned out to be an incredibly toxic culture as a lateral. Aggressive seniors, heavy emphasis on facetime, and 0 junior culture. Before the move, I spent ~2 years as a highly underpaid analyst at a regional boutique.
I definitely did not do proper diligence on the group, otherwise I would not be in this position. For context on my decision to move, I was attracted by the pay increase, but was driven more by the awful culture at my old shop. I was miserable in my previous role (combination of bad culture and terrible comp) and was desperate to take anything that would get me out of that position. Basically, I jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire as far as poor work environments go.
My mental health has taken a nosedive as a result of this whole experience, and I'm seriously considering quitting abruptly to reevaluate what I want from my career. Given my past 2 banking experience, I'm now pretty confident that IB as a whole is just not a great fit for me, and I have no interest in PE exits, although I would love to keep the door open for earlier stage investing which is another reason why I considered making a move to a shop with a better brand. I realize that leaving would probably jeopardize my shot at the best "exit ops" but I also question whether many of those exits are a good fit for my personality/work interests/etc.
My question for the group: does it ever make sense to quit soon after starting a new role, and does it ever make sense to accept a resume gap while searching for a role that's a better fit? I'm guessing the answer is "no", but I have found that recruiters for things like corp dev and strategic finance are icing me given short tenure at my current firm, and I also am pretty unhappy with the idea of struggling through a year with my current firm. Would appreciate any advice or experiences you guys have had with with this type of decision.