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    Once Was Synarch's Avatar
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    I'm really awesome in the first three months anywhere. This seems to set the hook, then I typically get bored and coast.
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    I was with the same company for almost 6 yrs; one position for a little over 3 (and was dying to get out of it), the next position for almost 3 yrs. I tend to get quite bored after about 2 yrs doing the same job/same company, which is why I can't fathom a job that would keep me interested for the long-term...although I would like to find a vocation that would.

    Prior to that I only had short-term assignments (4-6 months), temped, and volunteered.
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    Bored and coasting is where a job should be. Then you have the time and energy to think about and do your real life without having to worry where your money's going to come from.

    ETA: I've been at my present job 10 years next month. I had to work my way up to it. My job means a lot to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    Bored and coasting is where a job should be. Then you have the time and energy to think about and do your real life without having to worry where your money's going to come from.
    I worry when I get bored. It feels like I am dying. I prefer chaos and feel stronger in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    Bored and coasting is where a job should be. Then you have the time and energy to think about and do your real life without having to worry where your money's going to come from.
    Doesn't work that way for me. Bored = Depressed/'My life is meaningless and repetitive' for me. I begin to loathe the 8 hrs of work I have to put in each day.
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    Chaos+money=bad mix, IMO

    Stable+money=good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    Chaos+money=bad mix, IMO

    Stable+money=good

    Make your mischief in your private life. No?
    I keep the money aspect stable. I have always been a big saver by reducing my desire for things and setting up systems to sock money away.

    Stable workplace sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Loyalty to anything other than your close friends and family is a slave mindset.
    I'll clarify that I believe in doing one's work professionally and competently (i.e., you invest yourself in your work for an agreed-upon wage)... but as far as longevity?

    It ain't a marriage, folks.
    It's a business transaction, pure and simple.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    What's the longest anyone's ever been at one job?
    I have been at my current job since March 1998.
    I moved into a new position in early 2008.

    That's the longest I have been anywhere, mostly out of fear/aimlessness + a need for stability. All those things have changed some, so who knows how long it will last?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I'll clarify that I believe in doing one's work professionally and competently (i.e., you invest yourself in your work for an agreed-upon wage)... but as far as longevity?

    It ain't a marriage, folks.
    It's a business transaction, pure and simple.
    It's a war machine rolling into battle!

    *thrash metal solo*
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    I personally am trying to aim for a field where I can work with a variety of tasks/instruments so that I can keep on doing it for a long time while still being challenged (quant finance). I would hate to jump from position to position, I prefer to have a type of "stable progression" in my life. That's just a preference, though.
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