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Longest Job You Have Held

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by BuckBackHome, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. metalbuck

    metalbuck Newbie

    18 yrs in June with the same company, although we’ve changed ownership 4 times
  2. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    That was just a side note to my curiousity of posting this question. I have had discussions with someone I see on a daily basis about the difference in generations and we talk about jobs. He was with one employer for 37 years. My mother was with her final employer for over 20 years when they decided to close down her place of employment. Fortunately, she was able to retire early and her co-workers were left with searching for jobs in their 50's.

    That is always one of my points about how many people in their 20's and 30's saw their parents work for someone for years only to be let go. It's my opinion that this has to some extent influenced how we may move jobs more frequently than previous generations.

    In my profession you typically stay with an employer for 3-5 years. Of course, most of the people I work with will be with my current employer until they retire, but I am the black sheep.

    I start getting the wanderlust in my jobs as I am sure there is another place that has more opportunities and is a better fit (which has been true so far). I blame part of it on my dad. He died when I was young (that has nothing to do with it), but in the two decades after getting his business degree he was a cop, finance manager at a car dealership, bank manager, worked for the FBI, served time in Army Intelligence, and kept the books for a major trucking company.

    I was just curious if I am an oddball because my longest tenure has been five years.
  3. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    I read in a leading career management book that the best way to view employment in these times... is as if your current job is an assignment or project... that will last generally from 3-7 years...

    That it is most likely that folks entering the workplace now will work for at least seven employers during their career...
  4. MightbeaBuck

    MightbeaBuck with hat in hand

    Or another way to look at it: You can't be with the same employer for over 20 years unless you are in your forties. The members here that are in their twenties or thirties almost couldn't have held a job that long.
    By a strange coincidence, I am in my forties, and have held a job for over 20 years. - Not my current one mind you. Had one job from 1980 until 2001. Started part-time on a new career in 2000 and am working on my fifth year at "new" job, and don't see it ending anytime soon.
  5. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    before this job I couldn't stay in one place for more that 6-8 months, now I'm working on three years in July..... Woo Hoo! Good for me :roll1:

    I hate my job...:sad2:
  6. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    Into my fifth year here... this is my second job since college (first job was in the same field... just switched employer's)...
  7. Crump's brother

    Crump's brother Moxahala Park Carnie/ Rehoboth Strangler

    This is my second job. My first one was in the restaurant/hospitality industry. That one lasted 7.5 long years. I have worked as a teacher since 2000. For almost 2 years, I did both.
  8. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence


    I believe I have read that people will now have at least 3 different careers.
    I am on my third; engineer, sales, tech mgmt.

    I still have the wanderlust, it just need t be tempered.

    I had mentioned in a thread to USCemper that once a quarter I do an inventory if you will.

    I look at jobs in my industry and outside. I try to see where job creation is occurring and where salaries are going. I talk to recruiters that are trying to get me to hire candidates to test my value and marketability. That is why I like to joke about lawyers, pharmaceutical sales and WalMArt being the jobs of the future.

    Another factor in job switching is as you age you acquire a more specific skillset and your salary tends to increase hence switching becomes more difficult. It is also hard to walk away from good benefits and the three or four weeks of vacation you accumulate.

    I believe the magazine Fast Company just had an issue of the top 25 jobs for the future. You have to take it wth a grain of salt of course.

    AMISH-SLAYER Cobra Kai Sensei

    same job since I graduated 3years ago. I wish someone would shoot me
  10. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    I held 6 different jobs from the time I graduated (1988) until 1997, but I've been with the same employer for over 7 years, now. Then again, I was working my way up to the type of position I hold now (CFO), in all of those prior positions, so it was likely I would settle in somewhere, once I got there.

    Will I stay here another 20 years, though? Not likely. My next move will probably be the same type of job but for a larger company in the next 2-5 years, although I've learned that every time I have my future figured out, it changes...
  11. ditto (on the shoot me part)

    i graduated from OSU in '98 and went to work w/banc one. then left for a small consulting firm (7 mos. ..couldn't stand my boss) and am now approaching 4 years with the company i'm with now. but i've stayed in the exact same niche that i started in. not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing but i can tell i'm starting to get pigeonholed.
  12. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    I can't believe nobody has yet commented about their 'longest job' being the time they held back from cumming for an hour because the oral sex was so good while it lasted.

    But I have a dirty mind, and I realize that nobody else on this board does.
  13. probabliy cuz no one on the board can hold back from cumming for a whole hour...i know i can't...not w/out alcohol atleast....
  14. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    The minute I get the urge it's comming out. There's no holding that shit in... hurts too bad
  15. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Hold it for a long time, yeah it hurts, but that's you've gotta play hockey afterwards, instead of smoking a cigarette.

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