For years I too moved from job to job gaining new and better titles, pay,
skills. I then became a consultant and it was easier to move around but
keep the same employer (consulting company). I have been with my current
consulting company (3rd one) now for about 15 years, and my current client
about 10 years.

What changed to slow down my job changes?

1. Far fewer iSeries shop in this region.
2. I'm much nearer the top of the food chain so not many good options left.
3. I older and more selective of what I want to do.



Doug Hart - Sr. Consultant
IBM iSeries Certified Specialist



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Chuck Lewis wrote:
Trevor Perry joins KMR!

This post in MIDRANGE-L got me to thinking ... anyone know what the average
tenure of a technology worker (System i or other) is these days?

I'm just a few days shy of 10 years at my current job ... longest I've ever
been at a single company. Before I came here (MKS) I didn't stay more than
3 years at any one company. I kind of always was in 'looking for a new job'
mode.

Any thoughts?

david


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