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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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11 year anniversary

So, just realized today is my 11 year anniversary with AT&T....wow, can't believe I have been there that long

I started when it was Ameritech and then SBC and now AT&T....when it was Ameritech my paycheck still said Illinois Bell

I can honestly say I enjoy my job...we have great benefits, 401k, vacation and all that stuff. Plus I work from home A LOT

I've been thru many lay offs and have always been spared....thank god!

How long have you guys been at your jobs....do you enjoy your job, etc?

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I'm in IT... we jump around all the time. Been with Townsend for just over a year now. The longest I was at a job was my first gig out of college... 4 years, with a small dot-com consulting place.
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How long have you guys been at your jobs....do you enjoy your job, etc?
Healthcare for about 7 years? I enjoy doing nothing and getting paid for it. Good benefits, good people to work with (mostly wimmens), TDA = 401, etc etc. Best of all, lotsa different depts. to transfer to.


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Current gig I've been here 4 months. I like it and its easy but no benefits sooo the hunt is on. I think the longest I've ever been at one job is two years.

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post #6 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah...it seems like people jump around from job to job a lot nowadays....that scares me...

Guess I'm comfortable where I'm at

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post #7 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 10:04 AM
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Yeah...it seems like people jump around from job to job a lot nowadays....that scares me...

Guess I'm comfortable where I'm at
I wouldn't say I have jumped around, I would say I have progressed my career. If you stay in the same place too long you can cost yourself money in the long run. But there are a lot of reasons besides money to stay in place or change jobs.

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I'm in IT... we jump around all the time. Been with Townsend for just over a year now. The longest I was at a job was my first gig out of college... 4 years, with a small dot-com consulting place.
You and me both.

Doing Contract IT, I've worked for the Post Office, FBI, Keebler, Kellogg, Dominics Finer Foods, Safeway, Compaq, HP, CompUSA, Inca Computer Builders, IBM, Unified Oil Products, Honeywell Chemicals, and currently am DONE with the Contract BS and I'm with Marriott International.

I've been with Marriott for 3 years now...which is a long time compared to how contract work was...I'd be working for Keebler, who would get bought out by Kellogg, and my 5 year contact would suddenly be a 2 year contact and I'd be looking for a new job. Rinse and Repeat.

I fracken hate how Marriott treats IT, but at least it's a solid paycheck and I don't have to worry about buyouts, layoffs, or drastic contact changes. Just a never ending run of poorly managed projects.

11 years with a company you like sounds awesome...

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Been with JP Morgan Chase for 3 years as a business analyst and am definitely looking to get OUT. I can't stand being in a cubicle anymore...I need to be around people

Congrats on the anniversary Shelly! That's impressive!

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I wouldn't say I have jumped around, I would say I have progressed my career. If you stay in the same place too long you can cost yourself money in the long run. But there are a lot of reasons besides money to stay in place or change jobs.

The only one who looks out for #1 is #1.
True....I've progresses at AT&T since day 1. I started out as a Customer Service rep and started getting promoted after 1 year. Now I'm in Management and I've only been doing what I'm doing for about 9 months.

I get bored easily so I try and move around in the company every few years and learn something new

I sometimes think I can probably make more $$$ if I go out there and look....but somtimes you have to look at more than just $$$....or so I tell myself....lol

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It's easier to bounce around from job to job with 401k vs pension. Also, it is better for yourself as Jrock said with progressing in your career developing and learning new skills in each yob.

3.5 years currently.
3 years before this one
bounced around a bit before
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I work part time since I'm still in school. I've been at my current job for a year. Other than being grossly underpaid for the work I do, its not really that bad. I worked at CompUSA for 6 months before this job and I liked that job as well, but they went out of business.

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i have been at my job for 11 years in dec. i enjoy what i do. im really comfortable and may never leave.. sometimes i think i want to but its kinda a scary thing. lol
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So, just realized today is my 11 year anniversary with AT&T....wow, can't believe I have been there that long
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Been at my current full time job for only 7 months, last job was there for 4 1/2 years but I still contract with them so I guess I've been there for 6 years now. Also contract with a company that I've been with for 10 years. Worked full time for them for 4 years and then after I had my daughter 6 years ago I started just doing contract work for them. Probably won't ever leave that company though because I can't imagine having to pay full price for makeup again.

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There is definately something to be said about staying with a job for a while, maybe even a career...like early retirement. Judging by some of the comments on this thread, the age of 50 probably seems like a long way off...believe me youngsters, it's closer than you think AND it's a wonderful age to be able to retire at!
Whatever you do in your working life, make sure you pay close attention to preparing for retirement! PAY YOURSELF FIRST!
Congrats on 11 years on the job...good luck to all.
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