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Timmer
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Shreveport, LA

There I was one night...
May 16th, 2019 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

How do some of you all stay in the same job for many years? I get insanely bored after I complete what I get hired to. I'm tired of moving and want to stay here until I retire. The lack of work excitement is excruciating.

MJB
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Smith, Wesson and me.
May 16th, 2019 08:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

What kind of work do you do?

When I was in the workforce it was engineering so technology always changed and it kept things interesting.

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May 16th, 2019 08:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

My job involves different issues, and cases come and go relatively quickly. Even though I am always doing the same thing generally, it changes just enough to keep me interested.

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May 16th, 2019 08:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

I worked at the same place from age 19 until I left the work force (retired?) 34 years later. Of course there were spin offs, acquisitions, etc. that changed the name on the building, but I kept my seniority through it all. I remember a day when you could be introducing yourself in a training class and saying "I've been with the company for 25 years" earned some respect. The last time was "I've been with the company 32 years" and it earned a collective guffaw/chuckle from the room, mostly populated by employees born after my hire date.

Things have changed. Time to die. Lol.

Gato
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May 16th, 2019 08:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've wondered about actors who perform in hit plays.
Same cast, same lines, delivered the same way twice a day.... for 5,000 performances.

Peegoo
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Planet Peegoo

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May 16th, 2019 08:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

Imagine what it's like to be Laura Branigan and have to sing Gloria every time you get in front of a mic.

HenryJ
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is STILL dark and cold.
May 16th, 2019 08:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

Didn't Laura Branigan die?

In 2004

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Buy your virtue signal here
May 16th, 2019 08:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

I could never stay in a single job for more than a few years. The FDP is in it's 21st year so...

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May 16th, 2019 08:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

30 years as a Bio-Med tech 1. I worked on a variety of life support equipment. Some of it was just standard overhauls and preventive maintenance. A few devices that didn’t change over the years were simple like flow meters and regulators for primarily E and H sized medical gas tanks.

The Ventilators, monitors, alarms, anesthesia machines changed every couple of years, I had maybe twenty different ventilators at any one time in house.

The only thing that didn’t change, and was the hardest thing to deal with, was management, individuals changed but the type remained the same. It was a constant “Do more With less” Philosophy through out the entire 30 years.

At about the 15 year mark I just ignored them. And yes they did fire me at about 25 years in, or tried to. It didn’t stick
though, once I pointed out that they would not be able to purchase parts for the equipment, primarily ventilators, with out my certificates of factory training. This covered 100% of the ventilators I worked on, around 400 units from 8 or so manufacturers.

I retired the DAY I was eligible.

Timmer
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Shreveport, LA

There I was one night...
May 16th, 2019 09:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

I turn around dysfunctional hospital supply chain operations. Everything from logistics, contracting, purchasing, IT and cost containment and customer service. What used to take 5 years takes about 7 months.

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Planet Peegoo

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May 16th, 2019 09:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

HenryJ, I was typing figuratively :o)

Timmer
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Shreveport, LA

There I was one night...
May 17th, 2019 06:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

Update, I had requested an annual review since I have been here or a year and HD not had a 1 on 1 with my boss in that time. She'd been busy and needed someone who could act independently to make some things happen. That's me.

I got my 1 on 1 yesterday. I think Slacker had a post about are you "lucky". I'm lucky (though I believe a higher power is at work for the big stuff). At my "review", I was handed a substantial raise and was asked to stay. This all happened after I posted yesterday morning.

So, instead of whining about being bored and fretting about what my next move will be, I going to slap some cold water on my face and get busy creating some new opportunities for a company and some people who believe in me and showed it. I need to remember: Follow the plan, ask questions, open myself up to the grace of God. And don't forget to say THANK YOU.

Note: I had not asked for a raise. Just a conversation.

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May 17th, 2019 07:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

Timmer,

I’m very much like you. That’s why I have a traveling job. While my mission is largely unchanging, my work environment changes every week. That alone keeps me happy.

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Butterscotch Blues
May 17th, 2019 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

“I think Slacker had a post about are you "lucky". I'm lucky (though I believe a higher power is at work for the big stuff).”

Not sure what you mean by being lucky, and believing in a higher power for the big stuff.

You mean, you’re on your own for the small stuff?

To answer the thread title...I worked at a job for a couple of years, but hate the work place politics. I became self employed. I’m retired now but still self employed.

Timmer
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Shreveport, LA

There I was one night...
May 17th, 2019 08:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hi Ryder, I don't think a higher power is going to roll doubles while trying get get my pieces off the table during a backgammon game. I believe in an overall game plan that works at a level I could never understand but I have faith in. I have free will to make all my decisions large and small. You bring up a huge topic.

(This message was last edited by Timmer at 10:04 AM, May 17th, 2019)

NoSoapRadio
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Mass., Amerika

CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
May 17th, 2019 08:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

"How do some of you all stay in the same job for many years?"

I needed the money.

Timmer
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Shreveport, LA

There I was one night...
May 17th, 2019 08:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

I know that's not all there is to it, NSR. Are you treated well? Did/Does the work bring special meaning to you? Is it just a means to live and pay bills? Does it allow you the means to focus on non- work things?

Gato
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May 17th, 2019 08:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

"How do some of you all stay in the same job for many years?"

I did my 30 years in law enforcement: great salary, pension, medical .... and an absolute guarantee that my job would never be outsourced or eliminated.

Plus, it was interesting work.

All that being said, I don't think I'd dive back in as a young pup today. Politics and ignorance.

jonnyblooz
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Enlightening the world, 1 post at a time
May 17th, 2019 09:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I could never stay in a single job for more than a few years. The FDP is in it's 21st year so..."

Subtle, yet alarming.


Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
May 18th, 2019 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

Timer, “You bring up a huge topic.”

I don’t want to do that! Just checking, thanks for your reply.


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