No, he didn't change "jobs." If you've got a certain skillset that's in demand, you change companies when the one you're with doesn't provide a sincere opportunity to grow and blossom by putting the right support people in place. Nor, if you have developed specialized skills, would I expect you to change your job specialization unless your company was in a very limited "industry" and it's out of necessity. That's the point, he changed employers to one run by someone with a history of investing for growth and a general boss who has actually has a track record of success in bringing the best out in his "employees." So you missed the point. Now suppose you had an offer from a competing company 3 years ago that your employer got wind of, made a counter-offer to keep you which entailed more compensation but also assurances that he will put into place a better direct supervisor and supporting cast. You are skeptical based on what you know of your employer's past behaviors but feel enough loyalty that you agree to stay, at least for the short term. What would you do if things don't appreciably improve? Say "I've been with this company for 7 years, if anything I'm going backwards, but I need to give it 12 years of my prime before looking for another job" or would you junc say, "I was a fool for staying this long, color me gone as soon as a better offer unfolds" ????
Originally Posted by nyjunc
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