What Would Make Someone Overstay In A Company For Over Ten Years?

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What would make someone overstay in a company for over ten years? It means you have not developed over the years or are scared of what's outside your comfort zone. If you stay so long in a company that knows your weakness and strength, you are not doing anything extraordinary except the usual routine. I don't fancy the idea of overstaying; I want to explore new ideas and a new work environment.

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You can become an SME in that field.

Another excellent reason for staying inside a job for ten years is that it will help you get a lot of better references. Some changes will require you to provide professional references for those spots you have been applying for. You should be extremely careful and try to keep away from any downtrodden people in such cases.

What Would Make Someone Overstay In A Company For Over Ten Years?

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Not in all cases. Why would you want to leave if you're growing in salary or personal and professional development? As one grows older, one begins to feel less need to move around.

I wouldn't say I like staying in one job or city for more than 3yrs, but many things can make a person decide to settle down at one company.

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There is no growth in salary in your current company that will surpass what others have to offer outside. At the last company I left after eight months, my net was 560k per month. The current pay me 993k per month. What internal upgrade or promotion will make my former company pay me 993k from 560k? Recently a recruiter called me for one of the big soft drink manufacturers, and I told them that I wouldn't take anything less than 1,500k net. They were willing to give 1,150k, but I said capital NO. This is my one year, three months in my present place.

I started my career at a software company where I was a youth corp member. My employment was retained after NYSC, but I resigned seven months after to join a much bigger organization for the brand, network, size of the project, and all. I worked at a big organization for five years and nine months. The only reason I stayed this long was that I was growing. I moved from Software Eng 1 to 2 after 15 months. Then Software eng 2 to 3 after 24 months. I started getting uncomfortable as I didn't believe I was approaching six years in the organization; hence I resigned and moved to a software company where I could earn dollars and work on different projects. I have realized that people who stay on one job for a long time are less resilient than the more mobile employees. They find it harder to get another job and transition to something better, limiting themselves to what their employer offers. Employers prefer a candidate who spent 15 years in 3 different organizations to candidates who spend 15 years in a single role/organization.


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So if I start as a cleaner and now the head of Admin after 10yrs, does that means I m not growing?

The ultimate factor is job security. I would instead continue to earn 100k yearly than go elsewhere and earn 1M in a year and get sacked.

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They both have their pros and cons, but it depends on the individual and the type of company you are working with.

If you are not redundant in a company, then stay if you are okay with the policy, growth, and salary.

If you are the type that gets bored working at the same company for an extended period, then move on to the next. Most employers love to employ such because you have vast exposure and experience, which might benefit them. Still, the disadvantage is that your next employer will be skeptical about investing in you cos you might leave the moment you get a better offer, while the one who stays put will be limited in exposure and development.

So do what works well for you and pay your bill.

If possible, I love to move to new roles, territories, and challenges.

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It depends; if the company's vision matches your aspirations (work-life balance, salary, leave, training, 13th month, etc.), you can stay even longer. In my last workplace, I spent 13 years heading towards the 14th year before I got another job I could leave for     

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You won't be useless if you keep developing yourself. The newly appointed GMD of UBA had spent a whopping 20 years with the bank before his appointment, meaning longevity is needed to attain some heights. Funny enough, he had B.Sc. in food science or technology, which I presume was his essential entry qualification. He also had M.Sc. in B&F, which I guess was acquired after his employment in the industry, possibly to enable him to fit it in, which is an ideal thing to do considering his study area.

And this means he developed himself along the way to fit into the sector and for how long, which has led to his eligibility for the new appointment. So, it's not about the years you spent in a company that matters, but how relevant you made yourself to the company over your long or short years of engagement.

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