Today is my 20 years in my current job. And I am thankful I am still here.

@chavezrmc (6095)
Philippines
April 3, 2020 12:00am CST
A lot of people don't have regular job and I am thankful. Though it's not an ideal job for those who wanted a higher salary, I never knew I can stay this long. How long have you stayed in your job? What can be the reason for staying?
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• Agra, India
3 Apr 20
I wish I actually had a job.
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
Soon you can have just go on trying or if you can have the chance too have your own business then do so. It is better to have your own than being an employes
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
@amitkokiladitya I wish you good luck. Just be positive.
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• Agra, India
3 Apr 20
@chavezrmc I will try once the things settle down
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• Philippines
3 Apr 20
I have been an online freelancer for years
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
And how's the earnings? I love to do it too but my internet is slow so I end up doing forums.
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
8 Apr 20
@freelancermariagrace It will be good to be our own boss and I am looking for the internet to be an additional source. But too bad that it's only forums that i can try. The net is very slow in my area and unless I can have a better connection then that's the time that i can try other means in here.
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• Philippines
8 Apr 20
@chavezrmc Not really enough that is why I am looking for another job
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@pumpkinjam (8554)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 20
That is a long time in a job! I've been at my current job for just over 2 years. I've had other jobs that I've done for longer but they were mostly freelance or part-time/agency things. This is the first time in a long time that I've stayed in the same paid job working for the same company. I'm not currently doing my usual job as we've had to take on different things. The main reason I've stayed so long is because I couldn't get anything else!
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• United Kingdom
7 Apr 20
@chavezrmc Like you, I'm not always happy in my job but certainly grateful that I have it, especially in the current circumstances. There are always jobs going where I work (I work in civil service). I've had interviews for several different jobs but still stuck where I am. My own job is difficult to recruit because it's a niche job that doesn't pay well. I'm pretty sure other jobs are always available either because nobody wants them or because they keep trying to recruit their 'perfect' candidate instead of giving the job to someone they'd interviewed!
@flapiz (22431)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 20
The need to provide for my family and life in general makes me stay in my job. And sometimes the grateful patients.
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
Yes that will always be the reason why we stayed in a job. It's for our family.
@id_peace (14005)
• Singapore
3 Apr 20
Happy 20 years anniversary
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
6 Apr 20
@id_peace Thank you so much.
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@Janet357 (75655)
3 Apr 20
wow,.congratulations! I only spent the combined 1.5 years working for different companies. In other words, 6 months was my longest stay in a company. I have been self-employed since 2007.
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
I think I have no other choice but to stay. If I have my way then maybe I choose a different career but as I said no option in my area. Still thankful.
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
@Janet357 yeah our internet is very slow here that is why i can't get some jobs online. I can only be in forums where I don't need much speed on what I do in the net.
@Janet357 (75655)
3 Apr 20
@chavezrmc i understand. there are places where going self-employed is easy.
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@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
We should always be thankful for the thing or things that provides for us. I'm a licensed business owner, I don't do an 8-5 job
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
You are right, we should be thankful to have one. But you are also lucky having your own business and be your own boss. That is a rewarding career as well.
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@Shavkat (137307)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
I'm not sure if I can stay that long. You're a consultant level now, my friend.
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
Well if I leave this job then I maybe in a higher level now. But working in government won't give you a position that goes up with time spent. It is always politics that gives you the chance to go up. Sad but it is how it was and will be in the future.
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
4 Apr 20
@Shavkat Well you know as always, realization came late. But i am still thankful.
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@Shavkat (137307)
• Philippines
4 Apr 20
@chavezrmc That's why I didn't continue working in one of the local government agencies in my city. I had seen the worst cases and I can't work with such an environment. But I do like to serve the local people at that time.
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@caopaopao (12395)
• China
3 Apr 20
I have been a teacher for 23 years.
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
That is a big achievement. Being a teacher is a noble profession. Aside from the fact that it is difficult to teach. But if it is in your heart then i am sure you enjoyed your wonderful 23 years of service.
@Dyvette16 (4301)
• United States
3 Apr 20
3 years but I have a long way to go still haha
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
yeah you are right on this. Just enjoy whatever it is that you do.
@yoalldudes (35040)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
Congratulations. I have been in my job for 16 years. The reason? Ha ha I don't know.
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
Sometimes we really don't know why things are happening. But congratulations that is also long years to stay.
@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
@yoalldudes (35040)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
@chavezrmc Thank you.
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@happylife1 (13404)
• Karachi, Pakistan
3 Apr 20
mine was 26the year it is my first job.......
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@chavezrmc (6095)
• Philippines
3 Apr 20
@happylife1 wow, congratulations. I know it is never easy to be staying in one jobs. And how it is so far?