Philosophical question: What do you think is the ideal amount of time to stay with an agency? Every planner I talk to seems to fall into one of these camps:
1. I'm married. I have kids. I need a steady paycheck. I'd be oh so happy to have the same commute for the next 30 years--I'll just avoid rocking the boat and wait for those yearly pay increases. I'm not leaving unless they fire me.
2. This is an office job -- no different than the rest. As long as it's halfway tolerable and I see an inkling of progress, I'll stick around. Otherwise, I'll look for another job in the area. If I absolutely have to I'll move to another city in the region or state.
3. 3-5 years and I'm out! I'm not gonna stick around and go comatose like the rest of you guys! New environments will save me! New horizons will inspire me to my professional peak!
What do you guys think?