How long did you stay at your First Job after you earned your degree? What motivated you to move on and what sort of professional changes did you make?
Context: I've been at my First Job for almost three years. In that time I've gone from entry level to managing multiple projects (plans plus their NEPA stuff) in addition to some other stuff (program management and national policy). In all, it's been a good job for me but I kind of hate it. I love the work, but I am starting to loathe the culture (it's a federal land management agency). I'm trying to decide if this should be a 3-and-out situation or if I should embrace my inner bureaucrat and settle into my cubical for the next 30 years.
I may open this to a vote to allow some strangers on the interwebs to decide my future for me.