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How long do you prefer to stay at a given job?

Survey period: 8 Aug 2016 to 15 Aug 2016

Some like to commit to an organisation for life, some like to mix and match as often as they can. How committed are we as developers?

OptionVotes% 
I prefer to stick to the one job for life32520.19
I prefer to stay at a job for at least 10 years20712.86
I prefer to stay at a job for at least 5 years29718.45
I prefer to stay at a job for at least 2 - 5 years55434.41
I prefer to stay at a job for 1 or 2 years max1418.76
No more than 12 months per job201.24
No more than 6 months per job130.81
3 months max and I need a change110.68
I don't work.503.11



 
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Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan wrote:
Every second or next survey is about the professionals only


Looking through the list of recent surveys, that really doesn't seem to apply to very many at all, let alone half of them. Am I missing something?

Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan wrote:
Students also code, and most students code better than Sr. Software Engineers, at least in my area.


Yes, there are people in senior positions who really don't deserve to be and I dare say that there are some students who could do a better job than some of them but generally speaking, people who've been doing something for a long time tend to be a tad better than the beginners. That's true in all trades not just IT. If (God forbid) you ever needed open-heart surgery would you opt for a consultant or a first-year medical student?
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Dennis E White8-Aug-16 6:24
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