I applied for a role as a full time "Accounts and Admin Assistant". I was successful at securing the position after two phone interviews and two face to face interviews. During the last my interview we discussed and agreed on work hours (full-time), pay and office timings.
A day after my last interview when I got the offer letter I was surprised to see the designation was "Department Assistant" and the work hours was reduced to 30hrs per week with reduced pay. I called the hiring manager about the discrepancies, he told me that he forgot to mention me about the reduced hours and the reduced pay due to Covid-19. Also the designation in the job ad was just to make it easier for job seekers to find the role. He also told me the offer is not going to change and once the pandemic is over the role would be full-time hours (which could be 2 years from now who knows??). I am wondering why was this information not provided to me at the interview stage. I was really excited to start the role but now this has die down.
Something similar happened to me some years ago where the job being completely different from what was initially offered and I quit after 3 months which now looks bad on my resume. My fear is this might be happening to me again.
I am currently employed and this job is an upgrade career wise if I am actually doing what they have mention in the job description but worst off in pay.
Should I still accept the offer or not?
Update: I did not accept the role. Thank you for all your comments.