How Long could you stay in your job?

Philippines
April 29, 2008 12:01am CST
How long does a certain employee could stay a particular job? Is there any valid reason to stay for good in the same company for quite a period of time? Or what are those factors that would convince a person to transfer or stay longer on his/her job. Actually, I am currently working on this present company for more than 2 years. I feel bored because it is somewhat like a daily routine for me. Find it less exciting and of course tiresome sometimes but i dont have a choice instead to stay. Second, my immediate head is quite nice and good to me thats why im still holding on, on this company. Anyway,how about you guys...Would you stay for good or Would you trasfer for better?
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15 responses
@chiyosan (30190)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
i do not think there are tenure as to we can set on up to a certain year, we will of course, be of service to the company as long as we need the pay, as long as we are happy in the company with our friends there.. etc. in our company some here have stayed for about 25 years already and they are very much enjoying the benefits of it. i have been with the company for 6 years now... i think i will be here until i move to another country(given the chance)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
Hi @ chiyosan.. wow thats great that you were able to stay in that company for that long.. Wish you all the luck, happiness and success in life..:)
@kamit24 (1456)
• India
30 Apr 08
well buddy that's a very good topic to discuss...my views is untill and unless a company gives u good package(timely appraisals) and good work there is no need to shift these 2 things are the main reason for job change. work environment is the another main reason if there is no work culture in the organisation u can't stay there even if ur getting good package.
@subha12 (18450)
• India
30 Apr 08
it depends on the job itself. it may be the job security, job nature and all. If i think i still can't stay in this, I acn atleast try for 1.5 years before looking for another one job.actually too much swapping is also not good.
@chumin (38)
• China
30 Apr 08
I am working on this present company for more than 10 years.I was used to feel bored when I am youth,but now I am ok.
• United States
29 Apr 08
I would transfer for better work and better money unless I enjoy my current job and receive a pension or other benefits that make it worth it.
• United States
29 Apr 08
If I am getting along with everyone and the pay is good, I can stay for as long as they need me. I mean, it's really nice to have job security. It's hard for me to handle that much change all at once and changing a job is a huge. Just about every job I've had has had it's ups and downs. Some days, it can be boring, some days, it's not. In my opinion, though, if you are not happy with your job, overall, then it's probably a good thing to look for another one. You always have that choice.
@nengs10 (3183)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
It depends on several factors really. I always consider the salary and the working environment of course. Also, I want to have growth in the company I am with. Growth could mean increase in salary, position, etc. We should not forget that the love for our work is the best factor.
@djmarion (4900)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
i will stay as long as i can, it doesn't need to be too early or too long, it will be up to me, if i enjoy what i'm doing and love my job i will definitely stay for long and vise versa, its really hard to find a decent job these days and so we should value the one we have.
@jesbellaine (4142)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
Hi There. I am working in this company for almost 4 years now. At first, it was really cool and challenging work but then there were sometimes that I got bored. I think the reason why I stay in this job is because this is my first job that makes me stable and help my family in our finances. I have friends here that I consider my family as well. The office is somewhat near to my home. And yes, if there are other opportunities, I would transfer.
@meiji15 (664)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
if the company is stable and it provides its employees good compensation and health benefit coverages, then these are some of the reasons that could make an employee stay for years. but no matter how good the compensation is, if the management clearly shows no care to its employees, then pack your things and resign. in my last two jobs, i resigned for the same reason---incompetent bosses.
@aconner (219)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I am 21 years old and have had so many jobs because I was bored out of my mind or I was very mistreated. If I was bored I was sure that the job that I would be going to would be what I needed to excite me. And when I left the 1 job because of mistreatment, well a job is better than no job but I got plenty of experience within that 1 year of lower paying jobs. I worked in hotels and with a trucking company. Both weren't exciting but taught me a lot to get where I am now. Now I am a project coordinator for a graphics installation company that does installs all over the US for people like Home Depot, Walmart, Rite Aid, Stop N Shop, etc. Some of the tasks are pretty routine but my daily experiences vary. I deal with all of our installers and most of them are like big kids, sometimes thats a good thing and sometimes its a bad thing. I enjoy it though. And I'm very close with my supervisors/managers and they treat me very well. I know that if there was ever an issue with getting bored at work they would do what they could to help me improve. I think they would do things (within their power of course) to encourage and help me go to school for more training, train me in other departments, and possibly give me a promotion once I have trained someone to take my place. I think I will be with this company for a while! Don't know about forever because my dream is to go into business for myself. But while I'm figuring out what kind of business I want to start I'll be here!
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
29 Apr 08
i already stay in my place for more than three years now... i feel bored too because of the daily routines... but i need the job to survive... and so far i am doing really well... my manager had given me extra responsibilities and i like it... so i am staying until i have a baby, i guess...
@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
29 Apr 08
I ahd worked at the same place for more than 17 years. I just realised that was so long . 17 years and counting. But I love working here though my salary never been too high. And I havent feel too bored yet. So maybe I stick in here for another 17 years? lol
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
Interesting. The longest time I stayed on a job was 3 years (that was as a web designer/graphic artist), then as a storyboard illustrator/penciller for about a year, then a year and a half on various call centres (salary was good, but the job is so stressful, at the end of the day all you want is to scream - but you won't have the energy to do so). But then, I've always been a job hopper. I get bored easily (and I tend to be quite impulsive as well, so there) and at times get in trouble for breaking the rules. ickk! but to me, I stay in a job so long as I am amused, if the excitement factor runs out, then off i go. :D
• India
29 Apr 08
I stayed in my previous company for 2 years. I enjoyed working there, great learning opportunity, good working environment made me to be with the company. But i was not happy with the salary as even the fresher used to get the same salary as mine and there was not much increments during appraisals. I discussed this with my manager but no results came so thought moving from the company. Now i am working with a new company where i am paid good but i am not happy with the work and i think there is no career growth here. I am looking for the better career opportunity now. So according to me staying with the comapny for longer depends upon the benefits provided by the company, good work culture, career growth and salary. what say??