<%3Fxml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"%3F> Free viagra for unemployed » Canada Prescription Pharmacy - Canadian Pharmacy - Discount http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/05/04/why-im-not-afraid-of-being-labeled-as-a-job-hopper/ Attempts at a Sustainable Lifestyle... Thu, 04 Aug 2011 01:25:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Free viagra for unemployed » Canada Prescription Pharmacy - Canadian Pharmacy - Discount http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/05/04/why-im-not-afraid-of-being-labeled-as-a-job-hopper/comment-page-1/#comment-1758 Ian Bowman Tue, 06 May 2008 21:54:51 +0000 http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/05/04/why-im-not-afraid-of-being-labeled-as-a-job-hopper/#comment-1758 I'm in total agreement with you on this one, Baglady. IMNSHO, loyalty to a particular employer has to be earned by that employer. These days, in the tech industry, most employers routinely do not earn that loyalty. For example, they have employees sign an at-will employment agreement before the employee even starts working. Even worse, I've worked at a company where after laying off a bunch of people, management acted like they expected employees to remain loyal. Their attitude was totally unrealistic and hypocritical. Actually, I don't think they truly expected people to remain loyal, it was just a technique to guilt people into staying at the company. If you're unhappy with your job, usually the best thing you can do for yourself and the company you work for is get a better job. I’m in total agreement with you on this one, Baglady.

IMNSHO, loyalty to a particular employer has to be earned by that employer. These days, in the tech industry, most employers routinely do not earn that loyalty. For example, they have employees sign an at-will employment agreement before the employee even starts working.

Even worse, I’ve worked at a company where after laying off a bunch of people, management acted like they expected employees to remain loyal. Their attitude was totally unrealistic and hypocritical. Actually, I don’t think they truly expected people to remain loyal, it was just a technique to guilt people into staying at the company.

If you’re unhappy with your job, usually the best thing you can do for yourself and the company you work for is get a better job.

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Free viagra for unemployed » Canada Prescription Pharmacy - Canadian Pharmacy - Discount http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/05/04/why-im-not-afraid-of-being-labeled-as-a-job-hopper/comment-page-1/#comment-1756 Mamaflo Tue, 06 May 2008 21:02:00 +0000 http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/05/04/why-im-not-afraid-of-being-labeled-as-a-job-hopper/#comment-1756 A few years ago I would have agreed that you sound like a job hopper but that was when you stayed with an employer because you could see a retirement ahead of you. The way things are set up now, there is no reason to have long term allegiances to an employer, you simply pick up your 401k and move on to the next employer. I do believe however that staying with an employer (not necessarily the same job/position) gives you something personally and can allow you to settle into comfortable. A few years ago I would have agreed that you sound like a job hopper but that was when you stayed with an employer because you could see a retirement ahead of you. The way things are set up now, there is no reason to have long term allegiances to an employer, you simply pick up your 401k and move on to the next employer.

I do believe however that staying with an employer (not necessarily the same job/position) gives you something personally and can allow you to settle into comfortable.

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Free viagra for unemployed » Canada Prescription Pharmacy - Canadian Pharmacy - Discount http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/05/04/why-im-not-afraid-of-being-labeled-as-a-job-hopper/comment-page-1/#comment-1751 Not-A-Minority Asian Mon, 05 May 2008 21:57:29 +0000 http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/05/04/why-im-not-afraid-of-being-labeled-as-a-job-hopper/#comment-1751 When it comes to jobs, certain positions are more prone to job hoppers while other positions would seem bad if you do job hop. For example, coffee making barista jobs or bank tellers are more prone to have job hoppers. These are jobs mainly geared toward college students. Depending on what field you are in and for what goals you have, you should work your jobs accordingly. I'm not familiar with the tech work environment, so I cannot say if what you are doing is good or bad. I work in sales and I see a lot of people that they hire with LOTS of job hopping experience. I personally would not hire them especially because I know that in sales, its all about relationship and I dont want people doing fly-by-night sales and burning bridges. Some jobs that you get maybe stepping stones for other better position or simply that you learn a certain task/skills/experience to get to the next level. While money is an important factor, it should NOT be the only factor. You should look at how it plays into your goals, lifestyle, your own fulfillment, etc. When it comes to jobs, certain positions are more prone to job hoppers while other positions would seem bad if you do job hop.

For example, coffee making barista jobs or bank tellers are more prone to have job hoppers. These are jobs mainly geared toward college students.

Depending on what field you are in and for what goals you have, you should work your jobs accordingly. I’m not familiar with the tech work environment, so I cannot say if what you are doing is good or bad.

I work in sales and I see a lot of people that they hire with LOTS of job hopping experience. I personally would not hire them especially because I know that in sales, its all about relationship and I dont want people doing fly-by-night sales and burning bridges.

Some jobs that you get maybe stepping stones for other better position or simply that you learn a certain task/skills/experience to get to the next level.

While money is an important factor, it should NOT be the only factor. You should look at how it plays into your goals, lifestyle, your own fulfillment, etc.

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Free viagra for unemployed » Canada Prescription Pharmacy - Canadian Pharmacy - Discount http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/05/04/why-im-not-afraid-of-being-labeled-as-a-job-hopper/comment-page-1/#comment-1750 meg Mon, 05 May 2008 21:02:42 +0000 http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/05/04/why-im-not-afraid-of-being-labeled-as-a-job-hopper/#comment-1750 I think "job-hopping" is less of an issue at the beginning of your career when you can ostensibly claim you are trying to learn as much as possible, find your niche, try new things, etc. But after 4-5 years of that, your resume would be very much helped by being at one company for at least a few years (you can still be promoted and/or change jobs within one company, after all). I do think there is such a thing as company loyalty to employees, by the way. Most companies are desperate for good, loyal, talented employees. My company has invested a LOT of time and money training me, and they also give generous benefits; plus they promote from within whenever possible. I would feel guilty for soaking all that up and then bailing for a slightly higher salary right as I begin to become a productive employee. Here is my tip to friends who are dissatisfied after less than a year at a new job: stick it out for at least one year and preferably for at least one raise or promotion. That way on your resume it doesn't look like you're leaving because you aren't a valued employee (i.e. you aren't getting promotions/raises); it looks like you're leaving because you're a hot commodity and you know you can command a better position. Also, unless you are very early in your career and just know your job/company is a bad fit - don't make lateral moves! Only leave your job for a promotion (better title, pay, more responsibility). If you have a string of jobs on your resume all paying relatively the same with the same duties, it WILL look like you are just aimless, not a team player, not valuable, etc. I think “job-hopping” is less of an issue at the beginning of your career when you can ostensibly claim you are trying to learn as much as possible, find your niche, try new things, etc. But after 4-5 years of that, your resume would be very much helped by being at one company for at least a few years (you can still be promoted and/or change jobs within one company, after all).

I do think there is such a thing as company loyalty to employees, by the way. Most companies are desperate for good, loyal, talented employees. My company has invested a LOT of time and money training me, and they also give generous benefits; plus they promote from within whenever possible. I would feel guilty for soaking all that up and then bailing for a slightly higher salary right as I begin to become a productive employee.

Here is my tip to friends who are dissatisfied after less than a year at a new job: stick it out for at least one year and preferably for at least one raise or promotion. That way on your resume it doesn’t look like you’re leaving because you aren’t a valued employee (i.e. you aren’t getting promotions/raises); it looks like you’re leaving because you’re a hot commodity and you know you can command a better position.

Also, unless you are very early in your career and just know your job/company is a bad fit – don’t make lateral moves! Only leave your job for a promotion (better title, pay, more responsibility). If you have a string of jobs on your resume all paying relatively the same with the same duties, it WILL look like you are just aimless, not a team player, not valuable, etc.

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Free viagra for unemployed » Canada Prescription Pharmacy - Canadian Pharmacy - Discount http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/05/04/why-im-not-afraid-of-being-labeled-as-a-job-hopper/comment-page-1/#comment-1749 Hops Mon, 05 May 2008 20:01:11 +0000 http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2008/05/04/why-im-not-afraid-of-being-labeled-as-a-job-hopper/#comment-1749 Yes, it does seem like job-hopping. SO? Don't waste your time in a position that you're not happy with or growing at. Yes, it does seem like job-hopping. SO? Don’t waste your time in a position that you’re not happy with or growing at.

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