Sit down.

I turn 51 in 10 days. I started work here 1 week after my high school
graduation at age 17. Worked here continuously even while a fulltime
college student (BS in computers, MS in business). Worked as a truck driver
for 17 months, then a S/3 Model 10 was installed here. Been in charge of IT
from that point forward. I do not know any IT workers with more longevity
in one location.

If I had changed jobs regularly, I would probably be earning twice what I
earn now, but it has been worth it to me because I was able to coach LL and
basketball for all 3 of my sons. The only games I missed were those in
direct conflict with each other, or I was at COMMON or another conference.
I missed virtually nothing of their lives.

A doubling of income would be helpful these days, though, with 2 in college.

Jeff Crosby
UniPro FoodService/Dilgard
P.O. Box 13369
Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369

The opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the opinion of my
company. Unless I say so.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of David Gibbs
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 12:29 PM
To: midrange-jobs@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Longevity (was: Belated Congratulations Trevor !)

*** Please pay close attention when replying to a message on this
*** If you want the reply to go to the list, use REPLY-TO-ALL
*** Recruiters may advertise only permanent employment positions in
this list.

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?


System i ... for when you can't afford to be out of business
This is the Midrange Jobs: Postings & Discussion
(MIDRANGE-JOBS) mailing list To post a message email:
MIDRANGE-JOBS@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list
or email: MIDRANGE-JOBS-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Don't forget to check the jobs board at

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

This thread ...

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2021 by and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].

Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.