Last day at this job
Hey bartender, the next round is on me. It is time to celebrate!
Yeah I know it's only 10 in the morning and there is no one else in the bar. I'm technically unemployed for the next 3 days. I can't afford drinks. I'll have a water.
So today is my last day at my current job. Started it when the company I worked for went under due to the pandemic and after 2 years I'm moving on to something new. The job was never intended to be remote, our office is 15 miles away. But I've only met two people on my team one time when I started working here. I always kind of joked that I'd probably never make it into the office, that I'd be gone before the pandemic ended. Sure enough I was right.
I've never been big on the whole "jump every two years to get ahead." My first job out of college I stayed at for nearly 12 years. But sadly the tech industry seems to want to keep engineering next to that revolving door. What I found even more depressing was when doing interviews or talking to recruiters, many seemed to be turned off by my comment about finding a place that I can really dig in and work my way up the ladder rather than job hopping. Either they weren't structured for that type of movement or they most likely just wanted to keep compensation low and staying there too long meant a lot of annual bumps.
But after a few months of searching I found a place that I think I'll really enjoy. The work seems to be the right pace for me at this point in my career and the stage my family is currently in. Its also getting me back on track with my future aspirations which is a plus.
So here is to a new job, with the hopes that I'm there more than two years.
Congrats! And I really hope it works out for you!
I don't think I've ever stayed at a job longer than a year (maybe two for one, but it was the best I could do at the time), mostly cause they either grow stagnant or I'm forced to for financial reasons. I'm always amazed at people who manage to stay somewhere for 10+ years—I've just never had a job I felt that attached to, and have a difficult time connecting with my coworkers.
My current job may be an exception to the rule, but it's definitely not something I can see myself doing long term. Granted, I've only worked in retail and food, neither of which I have a true passion for. I want to be able to focus more on my writing.
That's a very sensible way to look for a job(and congrats!). I've done lots of contracts and job hopping for years at companies not really setup for long-term progression. I'm now three years at my current place and progressing is a real focus for them, and I've no intentions of leaving anytime soon, which for me is unheard of.
Hey ~jecxjo, congrats!
~bartender? Whatever this guy fancies besides water :) And I'll have the rest of that white port, that noone else likes :))
Hopping after two years? Geeez. After two years I probably just start to understand, why some things in $currentjob are as crook as they seem. Nothing ever just springs into existence. There is always some history and baggage attached. This works like invisible strings. I'm six years into my current job and I start to feel on top of the wave. I would like to move a bit more "in front of the wave", where there exists some chance to actually change something for the better. The place I currently work for is building expensive machinery. Any of those are likely to stay for 20 years or more. We do get machines back this old in order to refurbish them. Then they go out for another 20 years. This is more "my cup of tea", I'd say. Nonetheless I have changed jobs after 3, 6, and 9 years. Not too bad.
Now someone go for the jukebox to find appropriate fanfares and mariachi!
"jump every two years to get ahead."
I hate this mindset too: it's like people's sole goal in life is to maximise their income, instead of forming long lasting connections and living modestly.
And I get it to some degree: the world shifts constantly and simply treading water wont save you from the constant floods, but my god what a horrific mindset to have where you're willing to throw anything and anyone under the bus to maximise your wealth...
I raise my glass to you.