I usually prefer to stay at my company until my 401k is vested by the company 100% and until the project that I'm working on ends (3-5 years usually). Having said that, I past that milestone a while back and have been with this company for just over 7 years (longest ever).
So - I picked a preference - but that doesn't mean the world offered that road for me in the past.
Prior to "here", I was in place nine years. (Their experience, after "letting me go", allowed me to relish some proper schadenfreude). Here (both as contractor and employee) now amounts to about fifteen years.
When they get tired of me "here", I'll go - but they put food on my table (and that of many others) for all these years, through good times and bad. There are greener pastures in terms of money, but they remember that employees (even in the most menial positions) are people. Nice.
No one with the right mind signs a contract, with some set up about how many years (months) it will last...And no one with the right mind leaves a job just because the time is up!
It depends mostly on the human environment, on the challenges and personal preferences of that time...
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.
In my previous job I just started out as a developer.
Lots to learn, longer to stay. I lasted four years.
I've been working at my current job for almost two years now and... Well, who is to say I'm going to make four?
How long I will stay at my next job depends on coworkers, salary, company culture, growth possibilities...
I PREFER a job for life though... Self-employed and making millions
I've been body shop consulting as of late. That is, I let an agency place me for 6 month contracts. I pick up a new skill at each placement and I take a month off in between contracts and fill any learning gaps with personal projects...or travel out of the country. It's also created a web of contacts/full time offers so that I can return to full time salary if that becomes necessary. So far so good! No more late nights fighting prod fires.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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