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8 months. (Disclaimer: This is my first "real" job. I graduated from college last May.)
I think my Dad (Mike, for those in The Lounge that know him) has been at the same place for close to 30 years (I think it might be 28). Roughly the first half of that was in a mechanical engineering capacity and not a software capacity. I don't remember the exact year he started as it was several years before I was born...
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America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. -Oscar Wilde
Wow, even the French showed a little more spine than that before they got their sh*t pushed in.[^] -Colin Mullikin
I was at an interview at a medical services tracking company and had got on like a house on fire with my potential new manager and a few of the team members who were in on the interview. They just needed an extra two minutes for approval from a director before offering me the job. He walked in, glanced at my CV - with my impressive list of achievements at various companies - and asked why I couldn't keep a job for any length of time, said "we need dependable people here" and left without approving me.
Everyone else in the room left apparently stunned, except the manager who walked me outside of the building, apologized to me and said that that director was originally from an insurance company and didn't understand IT people at all but had final say on everyone so they couldn't offer me the job even though I was by far the best of all the candidates.
I thanked him and left ... and then heaved a huge sigh of relief! That had been close! I had been ready to take that job! Phew!
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He walked in, glanced at my CV - with my impressive list of achievements at various companies - and asked why I couldn't keep a job for any length of time, said "we need dependable people here" and left without approving me.
Whehe, very recognizable; I usually start laughing at that point, it's hard to keep a straight face at that point.
I had been ready to take that job! Phew!
That's often forgotten by the employer; the interview goes both ways, and if it doesn't feel "right", then no deal.
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