Poll: What is Your Expected Employment Duration?
How Long Do You Expect to Stay?
With three of our four annual salary surveys published this year, we’ve discussed how tight the employment market is in the business solutions industry. So we were curious to hear how long you expect to stay in your current position. We had a solid turnout of 8,832 votes this month!
We had a nearly even split between a 2-3 year (34%) and 4-6 year (33%) expected employment duration at their current company. Another 15% expect to say 7-9 years while only 11% plan to stay 10 or more years. The remaining 7% are on their way out the door, expecting to stay a year or less at their current job.
Here are the full results:
- 2-3 years (34%, 2,960 Votes)
- 4-6 years (33%, 2,893 Votes)
- 7-9 years (15%, 1,313 Votes)
- 10+ years (11%, 946 Votes)
- A year or less (8%, 720 Votes)
Total Voters: 8,832 (July 2, 2019 @ 8:15 pm - August 1, 2019 @ 12:14 pm)
Some comments from y’all:
- “Retiring soon. So many of my coworkers are retiring to, more than they’re bringing in – think about it, owners!”
- “I love my job and the company I work for. The culture is amazing and everyone is committed to quality customer service for the client. We genuinely like working together as a team and our customers can feel the difference. Why would I ever think of changing jobs?!”
- “I am hoping to retire at the end of 6 years, giving me 29 years in the industry. It’s had its ups and downs but it is stable, fulfilling, sometimes fun, sometimes challenging, sometimes frustrating and it has provided me personal and professional growth. I went from a highly mechanical and some electrical tech to a hybrid tech with several certifications over the years but with no one to pass it on to coming up the ranks, it’s a shame really.”
- “In order to retain long-term employees, there needs to be a culture of development and a clear career path. Without room for growth and development, people will simply not stay. Strong leadership is key – sales manager development must be a top priority. It can be a stressful and overwhelming responsibility developing sales teams, without support and development for the sales managers, the whole system breaks down.”
- “I’m at a more mature point my career (probably 10-15 years to go), and now work in technical support for a smaller OEM. Unless I get laid off, I expect to either retire from this company or die with a screwdriver in my hand. Previously, the longest I was with one company was 8 years, which was as a field tech with another OEM direct branch.”
- “I’ve got five weeks’ of vacation here so I’ll be staying, thank you!”
- “I’ll stay until I get something better where the salary is equal to my skillset as a technician. I am OEM certified full line on several manufacturers as well as having IT certifications.”