Let’s talk: How many companies have you worked for?

How many different jobs have you had in your life and how many companies have you worked for?  Looking back
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How many different jobs have you had in your life and how many companies have you worked for?  Looking back on our careers at sixty years old it is amazing to consider how the world has changed in four or even five decades of working life.  And today we want to talk about it.

It used to be that you left school, got a job and worked hard to get noticed for a career in that company.  Many people retiring today have spent decades in their companies, and take great pride in the legacy they are leaving behind.  But this does not seem to be the way of the future!  Why do you think that is?

Recent employment trends see younger generations changing employers as frequently as annually or every three years, either chasing different experiences more money or more prestige.

Today we want to hear about your career, and how many employers you have had.

Have you worked in a traditional career across a small number of companies in your lifetime?  Or have you moved around with diverse experiences via many employers.

What was your longest role?

  1. Michael Milner

    I remember in my Father’s Day you could start a job on completion of school & still be in the same job on retirement Today there is little or no security in any job & people are constantly fearful of losing theirs No wonder there is so many of us suffering from stress or depression

  2. Gay Sharpe Long

    57 years – Longest time was 27years with carpet com. now into 8th year at carpet warehouse after being retired without package in last company cause Ihad reached retirement age for women – now 72 and working 3 days week 9 1/2 hr days and loving it

  3. Gay Sharpe Long

    57 years – Longest time was 27years with carpet com. now into 8th year at carpet warehouse after being retired without package in last company cause Ihad reached retirement age for women – now 72 and working 3 days week 9 1/2 hr days and loving it

  4. Elizabeth Rooney

    I worked for ONE only begining at age 15! Then ‘they’ shut the Post Offices down and put Agencies into Stationary Shops!

  5. Elizabeth Rooney

    I worked for ONE only begining at age 15! Then ‘they’ shut the Post Offices down and put Agencies into Stationary Shops!

  6. Joan Mike Canny

    33 years in last job. Massive back breaking hours and seldom home. Wore me to a frazzle. Mining downturn got me in the end. Employer could have cared less for the staff that made his Company great. 😟

  7. Joan Mike Canny

    33 years in last job. Massive back breaking hours and seldom home. Wore me to a frazzle. Mining downturn got me in the end. Employer could have cared less for the staff that made his Company great. 😟

  8. Lorraine Moyes

    Lots….can’t even count them. Favourite employer was Southern Electric Authority of Queensland, where I was employed for 9 years. However, in hindsight they were very sexist and controlling; I couldn’t tolerate their ways now. The best employer I had was myself, when my husband and I owned and operated a registered training organisation. Since “culture” is top down I was able to engender an environment of acceptance of differences, and acceptance of self with those who used our services. Was very satisfying.

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