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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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Nelek10-Aug-16 22:21
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IanArhip19-Sep-16 11:04
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Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan9-Aug-16 9:45
professionalAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan9-Aug-16 9:45 
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PeejayAdams9-Aug-16 3:27
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Nelek10-Aug-16 22:25
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Nemanja Trifunovic9-Aug-16 4:45
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Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan9-Aug-16 9:55
professionalAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan9-Aug-16 9:55 
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Kirk 103898219-Aug-16 5:15
Kirk 103898219-Aug-16 5:15 
I taught some senior level courses at the local university.

A Student, by definition, is someone who is still getting their education.
I am assuming a Sr. Developer not to be based on age, but on skillset.
And in particular, "core skillset". Not some 55 year old Cobol programmer now
being forced to do JavaScript. Because in this case, he may be a Student of Javascript,
despite being a very Senior Developer.

There were 2-3 kids in each class who could actually code already. There were 5-7 that were lost.
And the rest of them were actively learning, but I would NEVER allow work on production code. And
this was their last year at the University.

I believe you got caught up in Hyperbole.

But lets get back to your question: Asking "student" questions of a "professional" group.
The VAST majority of us here are NOT students, per se. We may be learning skills, but we are
mostly professionals. And if we stay here at this site for 10+ years, I can promise you that we
are, on average, not students for the majority of the time, despite being in "student/learning" mode.

So, why should the surveys represent the most transient set of us?

BTW, I will ask you one of my day one questions. WITHOUT looking it up. Focusing mostly on the C programming language. Please tell me the difference between for and while statements, and when and why you should use each?
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Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan9-Aug-16 10:11
professionalAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan9-Aug-16 10:11 
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Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan9-Aug-16 11:48
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Nelek10-Aug-16 22:28
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Mycroft Holmes9-Aug-16 22:35
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Tomaž Štih10-Aug-16 4:10
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brianriggan10-Aug-16 4:52
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Chris Copeland12-Aug-16 1:25
mveChris Copeland12-Aug-16 1:25 
GeneralIt depends on the culture Pin
ronlease8-Aug-16 9:34
professionalronlease8-Aug-16 9:34 
Generalrespect and am I having fun?? Pin
Dennis E White8-Aug-16 6:24
professionalDennis E White8-Aug-16 6:24 
GeneralAs long as I continue to learn Pin
Ravi Bhavnani8-Aug-16 5:45
professionalRavi Bhavnani8-Aug-16 5:45 
GeneralRe: As long as I continue to learn Pin
Jalapeno Bob8-Aug-16 6:51
professionalJalapeno Bob8-Aug-16 6:51 
GeneralRe: As long as I continue to learn Pin
Ravi Bhavnani8-Aug-16 7:02
professionalRavi Bhavnani8-Aug-16 7:02 
GeneralI don't work Pin
Ron Anders8-Aug-16 4:47
Ron Anders8-Aug-16 4:47 
GeneralStill learning after 9 years Pin
R. Erasmus8-Aug-16 3:47
R. Erasmus8-Aug-16 3:47 
General16+ years... and then the outsourcing started Pin
J Tackkett8-Aug-16 3:30
professionalJ Tackkett8-Aug-16 3:30 
General10+ Years... as thing have worked out Pin
Tim Carmichael8-Aug-16 3:00
Tim Carmichael8-Aug-16 3:00 

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