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that leads me to believe that many people dont comitt to jobs like they used to. pretty much like relationships. everybody can easily tell you reasons to leave but never know how to stay for the long haul
it's a reflection of the times we live in
In this market place the average person will have many jobs, and more than one career. (Take my mother for example: 27 years in business 3 years into a new career as a teacher now)it's like people don't want to PAY DUES...they think, they supposed to just have things the way they want it, coming out of the gate...and they keep moving on and you will never be able to build anything that way...that's so unstable
people keep moving from job to job, just to get 5k or 10k more a year, meanwhile they sacrifice benefits, seniority/favor etc etc...and do themselves a bigger disservice
There aren't as many people now a days that will get a job in a place work there for 25 - 30 years then retire with a large pension. Does this still exists? Yes, but it is not as common as it once was. This is a totally different job market especially with more and more companies laying off workforce to report good quarters to shareholders.
Personally I have worked for a massively large company, a small company, an international company, and a company that grew from a small to large business in a relatively short time. There are pros and cons to all of these experiences.
I am into year 6 with my current employer. Benefits are sick pay is good, and I can make extra money as well based on performance. I am close to home so no commute basically. I have had a lot of different roles, I have been able to beef up my experience, and been able to bring my previous experience in to have a pretty massive impact on the organization, set performance records, carve my own niche and value within the organization - at this point I am visible to Senior management up to CEO level.
I do not think people lack a commitment to stay in a place, I think the difference in the job market today is that there are less employers that feel the need to have commitment to staff and invest in them. Not everyone has a union job, works for Google or an employer that values people lol ... I think there are a lot less companies out there willing to pay people what they're worth, offer comprehensive benefits & pension/401K, education, stock options etc. Investment in the employees is what makes them stay ultimately. If an employer invests nothing in it's people, leaving for an extra 5-10K more per year can be a big deal to a person - especially if by leaving they can expose themselves to more growth opportunity.