When do you switch jobs?
March 9, 2017 7:02am CST
Those who have been working for several years and have stayed in the same company will find it hard to leave it. Sometimes, though, opportunities come. A better pay, better working conditions, opportunities for growth can convince one to move. Easier said than done of course. What are the conditions that made you switch to another job? What factors did you consider? Image from Huffington Post
13 people like this
• United States
9 Mar 17
Our son, who has a B.S. in Economics and an MBA in finance/marketing has had to switch jobs so many times due to being laid off due to companies hiring H1B Visas holders who will work for less, due to outsourcing of jobs, and due to companies leaving the US. Hopefully, that will not be the case any longer due to the new administration. He has a good job in marketing with an American firm that is family-owned, so that is a great job that is more secure.
• United States
9 Mar 17
@Beatburn He got his MBA in 2010, and took any low-wage job he could find. He delivered fliers door to door for a pizza company for $10 an hour, and all kinds of other work too in which he could not use his degree. At his offices now, all in the company are reporting more than average sales and they are looking forward to a brighter future due to changes being made regarding immigration, outsourcing, and a lower corporate tax. Also , the end of Obamacare is a great thing since it crippled a lot of companies here in the US. 7 years of him struggling is something I never want to see again. It was awful.
• Aurora, Missouri
12 Mar 17
I have never moved my residence for a job, Beatburn. (I suppose that is one of the criteria under which I will accept a job or not.) I LIKE where I live. This city is small compared to some in the U.S. Small enough that it is still easy to know your neighbor's business, who his relatives are and where he came from. I have changed jobs many times, mostly precipitated by too many court/divorce related job losses. My first ex was determined to break me any way she could. Her family being related to the owners of several of the places I worked did not bid well for me with those companies. (Had I known why I was being let go, I would have checked family ties much closer than I did. SMH! Unfortunately, Missouri business owners do not need to tell their employees why they are being let go. I had no clue I was working my way through the same interrelated families of business owners. To get away from those interrelated families, I started my own computer repair/sales business. Then fell afoul of the downturn of America's economy. Nobody was buying computers. Like an overly optimistic fool, I continued to hang onto my fledgling business until almost all the jobs in my area were gone. I was lucky in applying for a low level job with Walmart.... At that point, my total criteria for a job was one that paid enough to pay rent and also put a bit of food on our table. That was better than many families found here. I am still a low level associate in a huge company, but I am as high in this company as I am willing to go. Two bad store managers while I tried to move up through the ranks left me with an unwillingness to put myself out there again. Not even finally seeing a good store manager put in place at the Walmart where I work made me willing to try again. My daughter and I can pay our bills, put food on our table and take some time off once in a while. I have reached an age where that is good enough.
14 Mar 17
Thanks for sharing this part of your life with us. I sense an acceptance that many of us fail to see. Many of us continue aiming for stuff that are beyond the stars and getting frustrated in the process. It must have been tough, to have loved someone capable to lash out SMH. Hello to your daughter.