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    Cyburbian Tom R's avatar
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    Longevity

    Tomorrow I will have been at my current job 10 years, a personal record.
    Here is my list of job tenures in years:
    1st job 3
    2nd 2
    3rd 1.5
    4th 9
    5th 5 (Followed by 5 months unemployed)
    6th 10 (current)
    How does this compare with yours?

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    Cyburbian dandy_warhol's avatar
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    post college summer jobs
    1st job: 3 mo
    2nd job: 1 yr 5 mo
    3rd job: 2 yr 7mo
    4th job: 9mo (then temp jobs & grad school for 2 1/2 years)
    5th job: 13 mo
    6th job: 3 yr 10 mo <-- current job, need to make it to 5 years to get vested

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    Cyburbian Plus
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    current job - 19 years starting in 2013 I get 6 weeks vacation !

    lost track of time in previous jobs.

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    Cyburbian imaplanner's avatar
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    first job: 2 years
    second job: 3.5 years
    third job: 2 years
    fourth job: 3.5 years
    fifth job: 2 weeks
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Cyburbian Richmond Jake's avatar
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    My planning jobs......

    First: 21 months (CA)
    Second: 15 months (CA)
    Third: 10 years (back with the first employer (CA))
    Fourth: 20 months (CA)
    Fifth: 14 months (ID)
    Current: 7 + years (FL)

    Had to check my resume to confirm the duration. I jumped around a bit, didn't I?

    The Man has hired me in three of those jobs including the current.
    Last edited by Richmond Jake; 26 Aug 2011 at 9:38 PM. Reason: added general locations
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    Cyburbian Zoning Goddess's avatar
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    2 yrs
    5 yrs
    8 yrs
    12 yrs

    I don't bounce around.

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    Cyburbian Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    ......I don't bounce around.
    Off-topic:
    This is a family-friendly forum....Must. Not. Respond.
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    Cyburbian Masswich's avatar
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    9 mos.
    10 mos. (basically temping, then back to grad school)
    7 mos. (wasn't happy in my first post-grad school job)
    2.5 years (although I technically had 2 positions there in that time, but they were similar)
    6 years (again, 2-3 different positions in there, and I actually had a 1 month break after a year, long story)
    7 years (18 mos. in one position, 5 1/2 years in my current one.)

    I think as I found my niche I became more content to stick around. Plus other things get distracting as life gets more interesting.

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    Cyburbian mike gurnee's avatar
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    18 months
    7 years
    12 years
    11 years
    4 months
    2 1/2 years

    vested in 2 states...nice

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    No Bounce

    This Bear has rumbled through just a pair of career jobs. A few others were while attending university and (as a young squirt) working for my Dad.

    First job - 26 years
    Second job - 16 years



    Bear

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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
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    My post-college career:

    1 day (no kidding, I was called to active duty the next morning and the company went under while I was away)

    9 months (limited-term position)

    2.5 years

    8 months (temp position)

    2 years

    7.5 years

    1 year self-employed, kept the business as a sideline when I went back to work

    3 years

    2.5 years re-self-employed
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    Mod Gedunker's avatar
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    I'm in my 23rd year here.
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    Cyburbian
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    Impressive lists here.

    I'm going on 7 years in my first real planning gig after grad school.

    Before grad school, I held a-planning full time jobs for 3 years.

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    Cyburbian WSU MUP Student's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
    My post-college career:

    1 day (no kidding, I was called to active duty the next morning and the company went under while I was away)
    They just couldn't function without you!




    I am in my first full-time job since graduating from college. I've been here 4.5 years.

    My overall list though:

    6 years (U.S.M.C.)
    1 year (large local foundation)
    1 year (part-time working for the State)
    4.5 years (current employer)

    I've never had a real job in the private sector. I guess I like that warm fuzzy feeling I get from helping people.
    1 3 5
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    2 4 6 R

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    Forums Administrator & Gallery Moderator NHPlanner's avatar
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    1st Planning Job (entry level): 3 years.
    2nd Job (mid level): 11+ years.
    Current Job (director): closing in on 1 month and counting.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Cyburbian Joe Iliff's avatar
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    Lemme see:

    First FT planning job after college: 2 years
    Second: 10 months
    Third: 4 years
    Fourth: 1 years
    Fifth: 1 years
    Sixth: 1 year
    Seventh: 3 years and counting

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    Cyburbian Planit's avatar
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    Job 1: 14 mths.
    Job 2: 15 mths.
    Job 3: 5 yrs.
    Job 4: 13 yrs.
    Job 5: 2 mths.
    Job 6: 3 yrs.
    Job 7: 4 yrs.

    All planning, all the time.
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    Cyburbian Bubba's avatar
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    Post-Grad School:

    5 months unemployed
    First Job: One month (job had nothing to do with my degree - I was just tired of being unemployed)
    Second Job: Nine months
    Third Job: Three years (first true professional job utilizing the graduate degree)
    Fourth Job: Seven months (my introduction to working on the dark side)
    Fifth Job: Six years
    Sixth Job: Fifteen months (that is, fifteen wasted months of my life that I'll never get back)
    Current Gig: Three years, two months, and counting...
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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    Cyburbian Coragus's avatar
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    First job = 3 years 10 months
    Second job = 1 year 6 months
    Third job = 2 years 6 months (would still be there if the position hadn't got cut)
    Fourth (and current) job = 3 years 11 months and counting

    In between third and fourth job = 9 months of unemployment
    What do you mean I can't plan? My SimCity has 390,269 people with a 99% happiness rating (1/23/2017)!

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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    since bachelors degree

    3 months (MA)
    13 months (NY)
    6 months (MA)
    3 months (NY)
    18 months (VT)
    42 months (NH)
    24 months (NY)
    24 months (NY)
    25 months (NY)
    81 months, amd counting (NY)

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    Cyburbian illinoisplanner's avatar
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    H.S. retail job: 10 months
    Planning internship: 4.5 years
    Retail job after college, due to the Great Recession: 6 months
    Current job in real estate: 6 months and counting
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Post Grad Degree:
    1st - 2 years
    2nd - 5 years
    3rd - 1 year and counting
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Every day is today. Yesterday is a myth and tomorrow an illusion.

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