How long have you been at your current job?

cjdewese

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13 years this July with a small startup that isn't so small anymore.

I have been here through an acquisition and about to go through an IPO. Once that's done, I can pretty much do what I want for the rest of my life. My current job pays too well, has too good of benefits with too little work to want to move on, so I will be here until they tell me to move on or something changes.

I can pretty much do any side hustle that I want now or just choose to spend as much time as I can with the ones that I love.

NOTHING is guaranteed in this life except that you will die at some point. I lost my mom when she was only 49 and since then I have tried to live and work in a way that I can get the most time with the ones I love. I have seen too many people regret the time they spent on/with their family when it's their time to go, I will never make that mistake if I can help it.

Of course, we all have to do what we need to do to provide for ourselves and the ones we love, don't chase something that won't be enough to provide the lifestyle you want. Try to do it in a way you can enjoy the things you are working so hard for, or what's the point. IMO we aren't meant to spend the prime of our life on some one else's time while we get the last 20 to ourselves as our health and fitness declines.
 

SWFLhntr

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Oct 13, 2021
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Location
Estero, FL
18 years in May. Sales. My boss can be a pia but he’s honest and runs a good business. Never thought I’d do this for that long. It’s been good.
 

Pony Soldier

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Dec 31, 2021
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Location
Montana
I worked 37 years for two groups but doing similar work. After that I doubled my pay as I accepted more seasonal work for 4 years.

I have been consulting for 6 years and the work keeps coming but at a rate four times that of the first 37 years.

The most consistant thing is I have not done anything but hunt in Oct and Nov. since about 1990 regardless of pay promises or threats. Life is too short to give up your life for work.

Retirement just means working less under your terms and schedule.
 

BasinBuck

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Feb 11, 2022
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2.5 years... and we've been either acquired or rolled into a parent company twice during that time!
 

nodakian

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Aug 24, 2017
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Location
Dickinson, ND
10 years, 3 months. Last day is today. Self employed starting tomorrow.

Can't gripe about the boss anymore. And the new accounting department makes supper for me.
 

Roofer1

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Aug 13, 2019
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Location
WI
got my first check from current company working summers in 1996. Climbed in the office after graduating college 5 years later. Sure it's not the same everywhere but loyalty has definitely paid off for me.
 

WaArcher

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Jun 20, 2013
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WA
A little over 10 years, but I have held 3 different jobs with the agency I am with now. Became our Database Manager about a year ago.
 

reloader41

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Apr 9, 2022
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Started my own company almost nine years ago. Employ 8 people. Last two years have literally given me grey hair…..
 

GBHunter

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Mar 16, 2022
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13
One year with the title "Retired". 24 years with same company prior to my new gig.
 

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