2 weeks, 6 days ago #5034
Guys and gals, in this day and age it’s easy to succumb to all the negativity in the world. Your worklife should be a positive experience that helps you to grow and advance as a person.
You can view the negative side of work, but there’s positive benefits that you should bask in instead. List reasons why you’re greatful for your company.
Here are my reasons:
– I love the employee assistance line, which offers therapy and counselling for whatever life throws at you
I love the overtime availability which allows me to earn more and cover more of my bills
The co-workers are great and we get along, it makes working more bareable
The managers are cool shit and they are very encouraging and motivating
Corporate discounts are awesome if I am ever looking to do some shopping
The work is easy going and doesn’t require instense labour
My workplace is close to home, only a seven minute drive
2 weeks, 5 days ago #5035
- I love the money,
- I love the technology.
- I love how most of the people are very smart and educated. Most college graduates and many from Harvard, MIT, etc. Most of the people are ambitious and serious about their careers/education.
- Most of the people are opportunistic and positive….and a great influence on me. Most of my life, I’ve been around of losers who don’t take advantage of opportunities. They spend their lives making excuses and blame, but here, people are not focus on why, but HOW!
- I love that nobody cares if I come in late or leave early, take days off, and work from home.
- Close to home.
But you know what? At the end of the day, the company is just temporary. If you want to be successful, you have to be mobile. I worked at a company for years until they got rid of me. Then when I got other jobs, I was getting paid more and learning more. Then I realize that by going to different companies, you get to learn more things and adapt to different environments…and other companies are willing to pay more for somebody like that because you are more valuable in the market place.
You can tell a lot about somebody just by them telling you that they worked at their jobs for 10 years. Usually…
- they are scared of losing their jobs,
- they are not opportunistic and not competitive.
- they have less skills or less educated.
- Probably got the job through a friend or family member.
- they get paid less.
- they are pushovers.
Do not seek to love your company, but seek to love your career. You can only love your career if you’re constantly learning, challenging yourself, and making that money! When you realize that you can get that job and that job and this job..and each company is willing to pay you more than the next….you become much happier. It’s hard to be happy, when guys like me can get a lower position than you, and make more money. That’s what happen when you stay at a job too long.
Don’t love the company, but love the job hunt!
2 weeks, 5 days ago #5037
Switching jobs to earn more is a poor excuse as an employee. It means you have poor negotiation skills to get a higher pay raise. You can keep chasing the wind going after the higher wage, but the better choice is to find your home and negotiate a better wage.
Have you ever done performance reviews before? That’s when your performance is evaluated and you potentially get a pay raise based on how well you performed for the company. You switching jobs often suggests you’re a poor performer and can’t stand up to the reviews. I used to get 6-8% pay raises back in the days. That’s pretty damn good for where I started. After 3 months on the job, I actually received a 35% pay raise from my performance.
Best advice I can offer is to make a deal with the company. We all want to earn more, but companies aren’t willing pay if you haven’t proven yourself. Best strategy is to ask for a three month evaluation period at the start of the employment. If everything works out during the evaluation period, give them your ideal figure.
2 weeks, 5 days ago #5039
I think you are putting too much reliance on A (one) company! Companies overall do not care about you, so why do you care so much about the company? We all want nice co-workers, this and that, but in the end, most of that don’t matter. What matters is YOU! What matters is your career advancement, your success, and your money.
Once you’re in a company, you’re at a disadvantage at negotiation. They already know that they don’t have to pay you more or as much because they already got you. They know your skills … you’re not getting much more than what’s at the job because you’re not gaining other skills that you would at other companies. They know that you’re most likely scared to lose your job and not many other offers out there for you. They’re not scared that you leave because in their minds, they can find somebody better.
First, I’m not saying quit a job after 2 months…a person should stay at a job between 6 months to 2 years at least. Putting that a side, the less successful person relies on the performance review. You’re hoping that everything will go well and hopefully get paid more. The more successful person on the other hand looks at the available opportunities and go for them. That is why a person who changes job and get a lower position can make more money than somebody who is at a higher level job and stay at a company. Companies are always willing to pay much more for a new person…that’s just the truth. You can have the best performance review…but the new guy will get paid more! Get that into your head…the new guys will always get paid more than you! You’ll always make more if you went to another company than the most you negotiate at the same company.
I don’t deny that a person can make a lot of money and do well at one company, but that won’t apply to most people. Even still for that person who does well, they would have succeed more if they went elsewhere. You make it personal, but all the research backs me. Successful people move around a lot….job hoppers are more likely to be successful. They gain more skills in a shorter amount of time, therefore are more valuable in the market place…and make more money.
The best performers usually leave. The best performers know that in order to be the best, they need to gain more skills and be adaptable in different environments…..it’s hard to do that at one company. The best performers are constantly pursued by other companies that are willing to pay more and give more opportunities to learn.
All research backs me up….the biggest gain in income will mostly come from changing jobs. Most companies will never pay you the most that you can make because most of the time, they know you will stay and accept less pay.
2 weeks, 2 days ago #5085
You’re really not at a disadvantage once hired. If you know how to negotiate you can come out on top. The truth is it costs a company around $10K to replace a worker. I bet you they would rather spend that money on retention than new hires.
I’m going to be honest though, call centres have high turnover rates. I’m already feeling a bit burnt out after putting 16 hours of overtime last week. The job is already stressful for most people without overtime.
I understand switching jobs when you’re young in your career, but if youre wiyh a good company that treats you good then there shouldnt be any reason to leave.
At the end of the day, everybody wants stability so they can settle down, raise a family etc. Nobody wants to spend their entire professional careers doing job interviews.
2 weeks, 2 days ago #5088
You really are at a disadvantage. Companies know that the majority of the time, workers will accept less pay and stay long term. You can’t negotiate for the most money if they know you’re not leaving. So let’s say it takes 10k to replace a worker…the company would have to increase your pay by $10k to not lose money. Other companies realize this, so they are willing to pay you $15 or 20k+ more to get you to leave your job! So your currently company won’t pay you more because you won’t leave, and the other company is going to pay you 15k-20k+ more if you do leave. MONEY!
From a statistical point of view, you will make a lot more money by going to another company because between your company, and hundreds/thousands of other companies….at least one of them will at least pay you more, but in reality, at least half of them would.
At the end of the day, it’s what you want in life. If you’re the type of person that likes the social environment at work and want to stay with them long term, if you don’t want challenge, if you want stable income, don’t want to take risks, want to be sure that you’ll have a job in 10 years…you stay at your current job.
If you want to test your potential, challenge yourself, make a lot of money, raise your family in a higher standard of life, increase your value in the marketplace, stay up to date with technology, be adaptable, develop a lot of connections/references,….then you have to change job every few years.
You are right, nobody wants to spend their life doing job interviews, but not everybody wants to get paid less and not challenge themselves. I rather die doing job interviews and making double….rather than work everyday and make half as less. Is that the life people want to live? Work just as hard as the next guy, but make 50% less? Can you look at your kids and say “Daddy can’t afford to buy you that because Daddy don’t want to change jobs”?
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