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What's the longest you've held a job?

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  1. Bigdogdaddy

    Bigdogdaddy Strat-O-Master Gold Member

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    Me going on 19 years where I currently work. I've been an industrial electrician since 1986. Dang, how did I manage to get this old?
     
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  2. Bigdogdaddy

    Bigdogdaddy Strat-O-Master Gold Member

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    The longest before that was 13 years.
     
  3. xland

    xland Senior Stratmaster

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    I've been at my current employer for 18+ years. I've held many positions over the past 18 years but this is my longest tenure with one employer. Probably the longest at one role here has been about 3-4 years. I hope to retire from my current employer in the next 8-10 years.

    Prior to this job I worked for my previous employer for just shy of 8 years.
     
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  4. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    25 years self employed
     
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    AncientAx Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    30 years self employed . Longest for an employer , 5 yrs for the USPS .
     
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  6. dbolt

    dbolt Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    28 years. 15 years before that.
     
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  7. ChrisDowning

    ChrisDowning New Member!

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    I've had so many from bus driver to Internet Show in Singapore Conference Host! But the longest was guitar teacher and player - ten years 2002 to 2012. But in the way of guitar forums apparently that gives you no authority to offer any opinion on learning the guitar to other posters!!! Haha!
     
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    Sangetsu Strat-Talker

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    I was in law enforcement from 1998 to 2008. The only thing as bad as living in an American inner city is working in one every day. Though I miss my old coworkers, I don’t miss the job.
     
  9. Dare1

    Dare1 Senior Stratmaster

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    Lol. I'm still a youngin. 4 years this August.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Five years, way back when I was an apprentice gas-lamp lighter...
     
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  11. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    21 years active duty military. 1981-2002.
     
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    himijendrix Senior Stratmaster

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    About 35 years as a mechanical engineer in power generation.

    I didn't intend to stay there so long, other opportunities came and went along the way, and next thing I knew I was having my retirement presentation :)

    No regrets, an interesting job with reasonable pay and got to travel all over the world.
     
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  13. Chont

    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    bin at this company for 7 years now. No plans to go anywhere. Pay is good, benefits are good and I like my job. Commute stinks but whatever. This is the longest I've been with a company. Always left a job on good terms.
     
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    20 years in the Marines. Working on 3+ at my current civilian job.
     
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    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    15+ at my current job....8 more to go before retirement.....and counting the days!:thumb:
     
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    33+ years at 2 year college. The "employer" changed a few times but the building remained the same. Retired in 2014. Miss my co-workers, some of the students, not so much!
     
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  17. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

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    Managed 17 1/2 years at my last job before being made redundant a year ago today
     
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    12 1/2 years is the longest I was ever in one job, and even that was a couple different jobs in the same agency. But I had a 30+ year career doing related and most similar things, some public sector, some private, but mostly working FOR the public sector whether I was employed by them or privately and working for them under contract.
     
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  19. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

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    going on 11 years with the same company

    many different jobs within that company. Started in a call center... got bored, moved to a support role, got bored so I taught myself how to code. moved to a web role after helping with a few different projects, that lasted about 3 years, then I moved to the back end and started maintaining servers, that was a great move... from there I created a few processes in areas that needed clarity,.. now those processes have made many folks days easier and smoother. now I manage one of the processes I had created and have a wicked team of dudes that do what I was doing while I manage their intakes and help them with any issues they may have.

    I kinda really enjoy what I do.
     
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    In exactly three weeks I'll have 20 years in with my current employer. Hoping to retire this spring.
     
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