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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



 
GeneralRe: do you hate students? Pin
Mycroft Holmes9-Aug-16 23:35
professionalMycroft Holmes9-Aug-16 23:35 
GeneralRe: do you hate students? Pin
Tomaž Štih10-Aug-16 5:10
Tomaž Štih10-Aug-16 5:10 
GeneralRe: do you hate students? Pin
brianriggan10-Aug-16 5:52
brianriggan10-Aug-16 5:52 
GeneralRe: do you hate students? Pin
Chris Copeland12-Aug-16 2:25
mveChris Copeland12-Aug-16 2:25 
GeneralIt depends on the culture Pin
ronlease8-Aug-16 10:34
professionalronlease8-Aug-16 10:34 
Generalrespect and am I having fun?? Pin
Dennis E White8-Aug-16 7:24
professionalDennis E White8-Aug-16 7:24 
GeneralAs long as I continue to learn Pin
Ravi Bhavnani8-Aug-16 6:45
professionalRavi Bhavnani8-Aug-16 6:45 
GeneralRe: As long as I continue to learn Pin
Jalapeno Bob8-Aug-16 7:51
professionalJalapeno Bob8-Aug-16 7:51 
I agree with you. Unfortunately, it does not always work out that way. Here, in the United States, companies expand and contract, appear and disappear with alarming frequency. My resume is littered with companies that have merged into others, been downsized due to a dearth of new contracts, been spun off from a larger corporation without the resources to succeed, gone bankrupt and other ignoble fates.

The other "job killer" for me is being forced into management. I became a programmer because I like to play with computers. Every time I am forced into management, I find more and more of my time is tied up in paperwork, meetings and personnel activities, leaving me precious little time to play with computers. Being a manager is a job I do not like, with too much stress and too little reward.
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GeneralRe: As long as I continue to learn Pin
Ravi Bhavnani8-Aug-16 8:02
professionalRavi Bhavnani8-Aug-16 8:02 
GeneralI don't work Pin
Ron Anders8-Aug-16 5:47
Ron Anders8-Aug-16 5:47 
GeneralStill learning after 9 years Pin
R. Erasmus8-Aug-16 4:47
R. Erasmus8-Aug-16 4:47 
General16+ years... and then the outsourcing started Pin
J Tackkett8-Aug-16 4:30
professionalJ Tackkett8-Aug-16 4:30 
General10+ Years... as thing have worked out Pin
Tim Carmichael8-Aug-16 4:00
Tim Carmichael8-Aug-16 4:00 
General2 to 5 years it is... Pin
Rajeev Jayaram8-Aug-16 3:28
Rajeev Jayaram8-Aug-16 3:28 
General19 years and counting.. Pin
John M. Drescher8-Aug-16 3:15
John M. Drescher8-Aug-16 3:15 
GeneralAs long as there is something to learn Pin
Gaston Verelst8-Aug-16 2:44
Gaston Verelst8-Aug-16 2:44 
GeneralNone Pin
Bassam Abdul-Baki8-Aug-16 1:57
professionalBassam Abdul-Baki8-Aug-16 1:57 
GeneralPreference vs. Reality Pin
W Balboos, GHB8-Aug-16 1:31
W Balboos, GHB8-Aug-16 1:31 
GeneralNot a great poll Pin
RugbyLeague8-Aug-16 1:21
RugbyLeague8-Aug-16 1:21 
GeneralIt makes no sense... Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter8-Aug-16 0:50
professionalKornfeld Eliyahu Peter8-Aug-16 0:50 
GeneralRe: It makes no sense... Pin
Mladen Janković13-Aug-16 4:30
Mladen Janković13-Aug-16 4:30 
GeneralThat really depends... Pin
Sander Rossel7-Aug-16 23:52
professionalSander Rossel7-Aug-16 23:52 
GeneralConsulting :-) Pin
M.Vo.7-Aug-16 23:01
M.Vo.7-Aug-16 23:01 
GeneralRe: Consulting :-) Pin
Rob Philpott8-Aug-16 0:39
Rob Philpott8-Aug-16 0:39 
GeneralRe: Consulting :-) Pin
Jahmal239-Aug-16 7:21
Jahmal239-Aug-16 7:21 

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