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I've worked where I am for just over 16 years but am getting the feeling it's time to move onto somewhere new.

 

Not because there's anything wrong with it, just think it's time, so just putting the above question 'out there' out of interest?

 

 

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jonsie
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I had visions of a medical career until we had biology classes at school. Then the only visions I had were the bottom of a toilet bowl ....once I had come round of course.

Settled for a career as an auto technician (motor mechanic back then!). I spent 13 years in a garage where I took my apprenticeship, then 12 years at a main dealer as a service manager before being self employed when we bought a fish & chip shop. Had the shop 10 years and had a stop gap of just over 2 years on the phones at O2 (some of you customers are real pollocks!) before moving into banking at the credit card centre of a major bank.10 years there took me up to retirement.

Proud to say that I was never unemployed, always someone wanting a good looking, sweet kinda, honest, hard working lad Bow

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@Cleoriff wrote:

Funny thing is @Anonymous, I only went into nursing to make my Mum and Dad proud.

 

My sister was a teacher, and limited opportunities to me,  meant it was a factory, a shop or a cadet scheme in Nursing.

I chose the latter and spent 3 years as a cadet which was part school, part secondment to various hospital depts.

At 18, I then went into nurse training. I loved it more than I thought I would as I had no expectations of becoming a 'Florence Nightingale soothing fevered brows'.

It was a job to start with and then became a vocation....much to my immense surprise. wink


I am well indebted to the NHS, my small family & me that is so I have utter admiration for you @Cleoriff you will know this Cleo

Me & work ? ... well I always wanted to be a teacher, got my A levels & place at Teacher Training College in Lancaster with Art & Design / Geography as my main subjects ... however ... I just couldn't get the theory, even with extra tuition ... sooo ... back to the family home in West Yorkshire = drifted into office work

Longest period in one job was about 9 years as an Assistant Tax Collector = hated it

After getting married did filler-in types of office work because my then husband was regularly / frequently changing jobs to go up his career ladder as a Landscape Architect / Urban Designer

After divorce & updating my office skills enjoyed having my own office in a firm of accountants as a general dogsbody / gofer for 3 years ... however ... fired on a sick note = 1st I'd presented to the company = via ACAS settled out of court ... the town Business Mafia black balled me from then on slight_frown

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@jonsie wrote:

Proud to say that I was never unemployed, always someone wanting a good looking, sweet kinda, honest, hard working lad Bow


So tell us.. how was Soho back in the day?

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@Anonymous wrote:

@jonsie wrote:

Proud to say that I was never unemployed, always someone wanting a good looking, sweet kinda, honest, hard working lad Bow


So tell us.. how was Soho back in the day?


LOL

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@Cleoriff wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:

@jonsie wrote:

Proud to say that I was never unemployed, always someone wanting a good looking, sweet kinda, honest, hard working lad Bow


So tell us.. how was Soho back in the day?


LOL


Spaced I went there once, scared the life out of me when I was an innocent 20 year old LOL

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@jonsie wrote:

That's truly awful @Anonymous open_mouth


Yeah ... my Mum advised me before I started work to Keep My Own Counsel ... & ... not get involved in any Cliques ... however ... when you don't Toady to the Boss = you just get on with your work, you become an easy target

When I went to collect my things, there was the daughter of one of the Boss's gold club cronies in what was my office ... I shuffled out of the building 'with my tail between my legs' as-it-were

These were people I'd socialised with after work ... but ... I got them where it hurts, via CAB, in their bank account with a bit of compensation money, not enough mindst, but some.

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Been in the current company (even after a takeover, its still the same management!) for a remarkable 10.5 years. Goodness knows how as I've been hoping for redundancy for the last 5 of them.

 

Saying that, the company isn't bad and I've more or less  done what I've wanted within the job (read: been allowed the freedom). That was until last year when things changed and the job description was basically a lie. Starting to look outside now as aside from the current job there's a number of company initiatives that are warnings to say time to move.

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1st "proper" job after uni lasted 8 years. Then transferred to another site/contract but same employer for another 4, then a 3rd place for just over 3.
In total just over 15 years with one company before moving to another. Now been here just over 3 months!
Why? More money, closer to home and wanting to try something "different" (although the same type of work).
My old boss summed it up nicely - unless you are moving for more money and/or to work closer to home don't do it.

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@gmarkj wrote:
....My old boss summed it up nicely - unless you are moving for more money and/or to work closer to home don't do it.

Seems good advice, but I would also add that you do need some job satisfaction wink



 

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