How long have you been working?

Philippines
March 30, 2010 11:54pm CST
I mean, at your current job, how long have you been there? Is it worth the years? I have been at my job for seven years now. It is, by far, the longest I have been in a job. The work is not that hard and the pay isn't really that bad so I guess I'll be here for some more years. Unless something better come up. I really don't know, and I don't see myself, yet, growing old in here but if ever, and I'll be promoted to a higher work level, I might.
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20 responses
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
I am working at my current job for more than 11 years already. Honestly speaking, the pay is really good that's why most of the employees don't leave the company. As for me though, it's more of just the salary. Aside from having a good salary, I also enjoy the work that I do. I get to interact with a lot of people everyday and there are no dull moments (although there are scary days when you have to face IRATE clients). I have loved my job ever since and don't find any reason why I should resign but almost 2 years ago, I started browsing the web for a writing job. At first, I wanted a part-time writing job. But without noticing it, I started to feel frustrated when I wanted to write more but can't because my work requires a lot of my time too. Then I found MyLot, where I don't need to spend hours to compose an article but only a few minutes to check out which topics catch my interest and where I can give my comment to. This relieved me of my craving to write since the subjects are already laid down, I just need to choose and type my thoughts for them. This way, I can retain my job and still enjoy writing.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 10
What is your company all about? What is your work there. It sure sounds like you have a good time working in there. And really sounds better when you said that your salary is more than just enough. What is your company thersdae_me? Maybe I can check it out.
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
It's a telecommunications company and I work both as a sales and customer service officer. I'm a frontliner, meaning, I work in one of the counters talking personally to clients who go to our sales-managed centers for assistance- might be for inquiries, sales, or after sales. We have fixed salaries and additional compensation for sales (I mean, commissions). It's a challenging job since you get to deal with people of all ages and of different social status. We encounter happy satisfied clients and complaining dissatisfied ones too. But every end of the day, I'd always look back and have this feeling of fulfillment for having assisted, in one way or another, about 30 or more people who patronize our products. I'm here in the Philippines, am not really sure where you're from ethanonthemoon. :)
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• Philippines
1 Apr 10
I am from the Philippines too. Is it Globe? Smart? Sun?
@jprui80 (28)
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
I've been with my current job for 1 year and 4 months. The pay is good, workload is not bad. I think I'll stay for another 3 years.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 10
What do you do in there? What is the company called?
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
I'm with fraud recovery, credit card services.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 10
So, this is a financial business company.
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
me, i almost 10yrs work here in our company. but sad to say that my salary my 3yrs until now still the same. but still i'm here in our company, giving them a hardwork and sometime i have to over-time to finish my work. why i'am still here? its because ought this company. because of this company i can help my family some finances. and most of all i have my concern this in our company, to my work. i love my work..
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• Philippines
9 Apr 10
Why won't you ask your boss for a raise? I think it is high time for a raise. You have been there for ten years dude! Give yourself some respect just by asking what's due for you.
@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
5 Apr 10
Well I have been here for 10+ years and still counting. This is my first job since 4th year college, I was a special research assistant while still on college and then I got regularized right away after graduation. But there was movements afterwards, from Reaserch Department to Scenic Department and now on my current post, but still on same company. Currently, I am totally scared of the idea of being jobless and apply for new jobs even with related ones because I have no experience at all doing so in the past. Funny because I just tagged-along with my college classmate when she visited the company at that time and we bumped into and we got interviewed on-the-spot by then looking for assistant in reaserch. Our school was a plus factor at that time so even still enrolled (graduating), it was even more a consideration for hiring. Now, its memory lane... Looking back makes me smile with the experience. Is it worth the years? Yes, because the company is stable. I have been on my lowest point when I was still starting.. the first three years were the hardest. But now, I think, I am fortunate as the pay is considerably .... okay (for lack of better word) and my lady boss is just so supportive, very kind and very, very good boss. Do I see myself growing old here? With the downsizing here and there, that would be NO. we will be the "old ones" to be taken out first from the company. But I really wish I stay here as long as I could.
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
More than ten years! That's really great, considering the trend nowadays is contractualization. You are really blessed and, I guess, lucky to be on your job for that very long time.
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
work is something we really need to do in our life. even if we don't want to work, we really have to so we can feed ourselves! i hate working, but what can i do? we are all of no choice here. yes, i am working for several long years. not that i do not enjoy my work. i do. its just that i am burn out and i think i need to change career. i might. in the near future. i am seriously considering it.
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• Philippines
3 Apr 10
What career is that, may I ask, starrfish? How come you like a career move? Are you not happy anymore?
@greyz7 (860)
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
i have been working since 2001...2005 i resigned and venture in to another job and resigned last October 2009..last jan25, i went back to my first job..because my contract just ended and i can't take the pressure anymore..my first job though small in salary, it is where i'm truly happy..
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• Philippines
1 Apr 10
So, you just begun another chapter of your working career. You are versed of experiences with your past jobs greyz7. What do you do now in your current job?
@singuri (571)
• India
31 Mar 10
I have been working since three months. I love to do this job. First of all job satisfaction is important and I have it in my current job. When I get bored with this I will definitely move to some other job. One should not work in the job unless they enjoy the job. World is full of opportunities ,so don't be afraid to try new job profiles
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• Philippines
1 Apr 10
What is your job presently singuri? I agree with you not to be afraid to move forward for the better. If you encounter a much better job then take it. In this way, you grow career-wise, personally.
• India
31 Mar 10
I have been working from last 6 years. I started as a computer operator and now working as Sr. Software Engineer. It is a nice journey and I am enjoying my work. I enjoy the work because , always connected to many of my friends and its all together a different world of technical peoples. It feels like a global village to me.
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
Computer operator. What is your main function and work? Is it just like a call center agent or something like that?
• Boston, Massachusetts
31 Mar 10
I started working right after i took the borad exams for social work. i was already almost one year in my job when the result was released. It's almost 19 years since i am working and practising my social work profession. i am happy that i made the right decision to take social work as my course. this brought me lots of luck, blessings and trips local and international. i even worked in the US as social worker. now i am just waiting for some documents to be processed and back to the US with the family this time.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 10
Are you going to the US for good? You have been working for a very, very long time msfrancisco9369! Nineteen years! Almost two decades of work. I guess you have your own house now, and a car, and some property here and there?
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@SreeMahi (89)
• India
31 Mar 10
I'm working for almost 4 years now.... I'm pretty much happy with my work life (because I won't be having much work to do.. lol lol lol).... Working online for the past 2 years but not found much genuine sites.... except few....
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• Philippines
1 Apr 10
And when you said "work life", this is, I presume a real-world job outside the internet? Am I right? What do you do in your work? Because 4 years is a very solid year at work.
@monkeylong (3146)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Mar 10
As far as I am concerned, I think I have beenn just working here for about half a year. just before I am going have a job on the internet, I have found this site which can be good one for me.So I sometimes regard it my hobby or a job here .I really enjoy it so much.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 10
But, you do have a work outside the online money making genre? I mean, a real job. An office job, perhaps?
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
For me almost 3years in job but for now I'm quit because I don't like the management so I quit but I have a mini business for now I'm the boss of my self I'm content in my life for now specially I'm serving Jehovah God.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 10
What particular reason in your management that caused you to quit, may I ask? Three years is long enough. Did you get a separation pay when you quit? How are your business doing today?
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
31 Mar 10
I was graduated from my university last year. And soon after my graduation, about one weeks later, i got a job interview and several weeks later i start to working. It has been about a year but less than a year. I think it's about eight to nine months until today i'm working with this company. I feel so happy been working here and since this job is match with my university majority, then i think i can do my best effort with my company. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 10
Good for you, you got a job as soon as you have graduated. You are a few of those who don't get included at the statistics of those unemployed. You are new to your company and to the work-force. What can you say about the real world? The real world of getting your head up in the morning and go to an eight-hour job just so you can feed yourself. Hehehe. What is your work dianmelydia?
31 Mar 10
i have been working at my current job since 2007 year till now, may be i will stay here for several year or may be short, it will happen if there is any better work bargaining, i want change my life standard may that is one way from 1001 way, or may i have to start to be an businessman.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 10
You've been there for 3 years and running, dude. So, how's the work and pay? Is it good? You won't be there for three years if the pay isn't good, right? What's the nature of business of your company? Everybody wants to own their business one time or another. But, as I have said for many times already, a business sounds good if you have a sound contact and a sound financial source.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
31 Mar 10
I am not actually working right now so the experiences I share will be past experiences. I'm trying to remember the longest I have ever worked for a company, and I'm thinking that would probably have to be two different places. Both of them were retail places. I can't really say that I'd want to go back to working for either of those companies but if I did and could get promoted up the chain I would stay. Now for me to stay at a job for years it'd really have to be worth it. I'd have to enjoy my employees as well as have respect for or trust in my employers. If I worked in retail, knowing and liking the customers would also be a plus.
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• Philippines
10 Apr 10
Thanks for sharing this with us, SomeCowgirl. Since you mentioned you are not working right now, what actually is keeping you busy nowadays? :)
@b3ginn3r (224)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
I've been here for two and a half years now, I'm planning to resign and transfer to a better paying job. What I love about my current job is that I have the freedom to do whatever I want. During break time and some lazy hours of the day, I access my online money making sites. I also check out my social networking sites during these times. I can even do my sideline jobs here. That is the reason why I'm still staying on my current company even though the pay is not that good.
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• Philippines
31 Mar 10
What is your work b3ginn3r? Why do you have so much time doing your online money making sites? I think you have a great boss if you have enough time to do all this things. What is the nature of business of your company may I ask?
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
I've been working in my current employment for a year and 9 months now, but I've been working in general for about 7 years. The workload's fine, the management isn't the best, but I'm still here because I need to earn for my family and I haven't found a better employer yet. Maybe if I find something better I'd probably leave the company I'm working for. But in the long run, I'd like to have my own business and be my own boss.
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• Philippines
31 Mar 10
9 months in your current job. That's new. But before you get a business of your own, you need to have enough capital. Are you happy with your present job?
• India
31 Mar 10
most of us got in this business for the freedom and income potential .we then struggle with attaining our potential ,simply because we dont manage our time .we are easilly distracted ironically by things that are meant to serve our success computer phone or our brain .keep your focus on your work for one day.you might be surprised at how much youre capable of doing and that translates into money
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@besthope44 (12145)
• India
1 Apr 10
Well i have been working 4 years now.. i feel as if i have joined a job only yesterday. Time has gone so fast. Working is my passion too, so i enjoy my work and enjoy the benefits of promotion and pay. I love my job!
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
What is your work besthope44? Four years and still happy with the work and pay. So, what's your paygrade in your company? I guess you are given more than enough for you to stay there still.
• Qatar
31 Mar 10
it's been 1 year and 8 month.
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
Can you tell me something about your work there bikky1984? How's the pay? Do you like working there? The management? Your co-employees?