What issues would make you change jobs?

@arcadian (931)
United States
April 9, 2007 10:28am CST
I love my job but the company is failing, I think. I love it because the people I work with and for and good, down to earth and honest and caring. generous too. But we're all having a bleak time of it financially and it may be time to rewrite that resume. Its a hard call, though. My impulse is to look for a thriving version of the same kind of place, but I'm not sure I could determine whther the people there would be as friendly. I work for money, but spending a third or more of my life there means it has to be nice, too. What criterion would you use? Before leaving, before applying?
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
9 Apr 07
Working with people that you enjoy being around and work well with is very important to me. I have had jobs that I just couldn't get along with the people...so I didn't stay. But then I have had jobs that I throughly enjoyed working with and it just made my job that much enjoyable. We spend so much time at work...they need to be our family away from home. So, if your job is your family away from home...I wouldn't leave it because it is not easy to always find that type of work environment. Hopefully the company will be able to make a turn around...and if it can not, I am sure that you will know when it is time to make your exit. Good luck sweetie! :) I dearly miss some people from my last job and wish I had never left.
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@arcadian (931)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I think you're right. I'm trying to set up a website to attract more of the tourists to book with us when they come to our town. I should be doing that instead of noodling around on Mylot. But thanks, Tia- they are a family to me, its what we are to each other.
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• United States
9 Apr 07
One of the first things I would look at when dealing with a company is the future. I make sure the company is fairly stable and that the earning potential at least mirrors the cost of living in the area I am in. I can love the people and the environment, but I need to make sure I am not floundering with a company that might not make it or where I won't see much improvement. There are a few things I look for. Company stability is one of the first. I've worked for some very shaky start-ups and that was never fun because there wasn't much security. The current job I work for has been around for 28 years. Then I look for good training and advancement opportunities. Then, the environment would play a big part; I have to see that people are happy there and that we all get along.
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@agrigsby (224)
• United States
9 Apr 07
What company do you work for? By the way, my job is fairly decent I can't complain, but it would take a lot for me to change jobs. Number one, the pay would have to be higher than what I receive now. Also, more importantly, it would have to be something that I enjoy doing. I don't care how much more they paid, if I can't enjoy the job, I would probably just end up quitting or getting fired.