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Re: How long on average have people spent working for an employer?

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 Smiley Sad

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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 @WispaRed7 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