Anybody stay in the same job your entire working career?

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    Started working in High School for a company and worked for them until my heart muscle gave out 30 years later. Moved several (12) times working in 17 different locations.

    Had a PT job cleaning an office while in high school before starting at Walmart. Was a firefighter on the side for a couple of years, but never left Walmart.
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    11 1/2 years here since my return from Mexico in 2003. I do not see myself staying in my current position past my boys finishing high school. I hope to transition to a legal position. Ideally, it would be here.

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    Not the same job, but the same place. Retired after 29 years there.

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    I've been in the same spot going on 10 years in September. I never thought I would last this long, but was hired by another company and turned in my 2 week notice, low and behold I got a promotion at that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    Been at my current job 19 years. Had a handful of other jobs prior.
    Side note, everyone of the other companies I did work for are out of business.
    If your current company goes out of business I'll be worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
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    I've been in the hospitality industry (hotels) for a quarter century. I've been in 5 different hotels (7 if you count my current job is over 3 hotels; 8 if you count 2 different tenures at one hotel). I've held different positions along the way, I spent 13 years over the course of 2 different time spans at one hotel, several 3-ish year spans at hotels, and a year at the Convention Bureau. I'll have been at my current employment 4 years in July. Along the way, I've had a variety of second jobs, one of which I stayed at for 7 years, most of which were in the restaurant industry.

    So, I haven't stayed in one place, but in my industry, just staying in the industry as long as I have without burning out is considered a feat, so I'll consider myself somewhat of an anomaly.

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    Being in sales it's not likely you stay with one company. I know of TWO people who sell for a living that have only sold for one company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Being in sales it's not likely you stay with one company. I know of TWO people who sell for a living that have only sold for one company.
    Sales is one thing I could never do. Too much of an unknown aspect for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    Been at my current job 19 years. Had a handful of other jobs prior.
    Side note, everyone of the other companies I did work for are out of business.
    Sports Arena, Newport Shopping Center.......can still picture you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnboy13 View Post
    Sports Arena, Newport Shopping Center.......can still picture you there.
    I was sporting a fro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnboy13 View Post
    Sports Arena, Newport Shopping Center.......can still picture you there.
    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    I was sporting a fro!
    Pics or it didn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Sales is one thing I could never do. Too much of an unknown aspect for me.
    I get that. It's certainly not for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Pics or it didn't happen.
    I used to be skinny too! I'll see what I can find in the archives.

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