On September 22nd, I’ll have been employed by my company for 10 years. I’ve actually worked here for a bit longer than that, but the first 3 months were as a temp in a call center. FYI: ‘Temp in a Call Center’ was a horrible snippet of my resume.
I can’t believe I’ve been at the same company this long. That’s not to say I’ve stayed in the same position this long. No, if I was still doing the same thing after 10 years, I’d likely have gone right the fuck insane and used my head as a hammer against a cinderblock wall. I’ve just had a lot of opportunities come up. Whenever I’ve wanted to find a new job, something in another department would open up, and I’d apply and (luckily) get the job. In 10 years, I’ve had 6 job titles in 3 departments. My company treats me pretty well, I suppose. Overall, I’m glad I work where I do.
I’m happy, grateful, but at the same time, I’m stymied.
How the fuck did I stay here this long?
In the coming year, I expect I’ll be looking for the next opportunity. A change, if possible. It might still be in this company. It might not. But 10 years is a long time.
Good luck everyone else.