How many times have you changed jobs?
August 1, 2017 11:29pm CST
My friend (in the Philippines) announced over FB that she’s quitting her current job for greener pastures. It’s the nth time she used the same line since she decided she wanted something different in her life and left me in our previous workplace. She’s been hopping from one company to another looking for that particular ‘something’. I hope she finds it soon. And then here’s Japan with their job-for-life culture. Unlike other nationalities (not only Filipinos) who switch jobs easily like changing clothes, Japanese stick to the same company which hired them right after university graduation to retirement. That’s forty or more years of going to the same place with the same people doing the same thing over and over again! Exciting, isn't it? Photo is from Google.
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• Hartford, Connecticut
I used to have more frequent jobs when I was younger.. a year here or there.. and I had a few that lasted 3 years a piece. But then I got stuck in this job.. and in one more day.. I will have been here for 19 years.. is that good.. who knows? the pay is certainly not the greatest... but I work alone.. at night and no one bothers me and I get to use the internet.. it has worked out for me.. and now I feel I am too old to try and go out into the workplace again.. I think I stay for convenience sake.
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My frist job was in a bank until I resigned after more than 15 years for a greener pasture. But I never got a sponsor to have me as caregiver in Canada, so I went back to our province, only to be told by my husband and daughter that they don't want living abroad. Thus, I had this job. But a year after I retired when I was in Manila waiting for a sponsor online, I worked at SM Leisure center as Accounting Officer. I had 4 jobs all in all. And in my present job, I am already in my 11th year.
@sol_cee No more. Because I realized that we can indeed be very happy as a family, even if we are just here, living a simple life as the two wants it to be. I never noticed they don't like me going abroad. I just decided without consulting them.
• Fairfield, Texas
I've had so many jobs in my lifetime @sol_cee ; sometimes 2 at a time. The 2 things I really wanted to do, I couldn't. Military: not allowed because I had a young child at the time. Police Officer: I was a female but the wrong nationality.
• United States
I can't imagine doing the same thing for forty years. I personally have been permanently disabled since 1996. My husband worked for a company for 23 years and they shut the plant down and out he went. He was on unemployment until he found a job at a grocery store, then it was construction, then it was a nightmare job that had swing shift which he worked at for 3 long years. He is now retired working a part time job which is up and down some times he works 32 hours and sometimes he doesn't work at all. It's very unpredictable and its construction work. Some days he comes home looking like he was pulled through a knot, poor guy. I wished he had a job that was less physically demanding. Who knows what God will do! I am believing for an easier job for him that is flexible.
• United States
Not counting menial jobs I've had in high school and college, I have had a career in teaching. I taught in the same school until I had my first child, then was a stay at home mom. When I returned to teaching, worked in a different school system and three different school. I was never bored and have made many wonderful long time friends.
• Staten Island, New York
To be able to stay in one company for life is incredible. On the other hand, a person can't grow to their full potential or blossom as much if they stay in the same place for so many years. Plus, they can't grow much salary-wise if they stay in the same company, unless they get promoted to a higher paying position.