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At my current workplace, I've outlasted ...

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No one: I'm a new hire
  3336 votes / 11%
A few people, but I'm on the left of the curve
  6378 votes / 22%
About half of my coworkers.
  4477 votes / 15%
Most of my coworkers.
  6957 votes / 24%
I'm the longest-lived employee of all.
  1757 votes / 6%
Do you count "unemployed" as a job?
  2744 votes / 9%
I'm self-employed.
  2693 votes / 9%
28342 total votes.
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  • by bziman (223162) on Tuesday February 04, 2014 @01:59PM (#46151711) Homepage Journal

    At my first company, I was the sixth employee, and we grew to over a thousand. By the time I left after nearly ten years, all of the people who had been there before me, including the founders, had all gone, along with nearly half the rest. (When the founders bug out, that's a sign it's time to move on!)

    At my second company, even though I was there for five years, it was a small company, and only a handful of old-timers left, and only a handful of new-comers arrived.

    Now, I've been at a HUGE company for almost exactly one year, but I don't personally know anyone who has left the company in that time. Though I've heard about some ex-employees who have come back.

  • Golden handshake (Score:5, Interesting)

    by hambone142 (2551854) on Tuesday February 04, 2014 @02:53PM (#46152707)
    After 35 years, they made me an offer I cauldn't refuse. Fourteen month'salary in to my 401k to retire. I did and have no regrets.
  • by Average (648) on Tuesday February 04, 2014 @03:03PM (#46152861)

    Let's just say... I picked up my 3-digit Slashdot ID on the same floor that I work right now (some department re-organizations later). And I still work with several people that predate me.

    Sadly, inflation-adjusted, I also still make about what I did in the 1990s.

  • I was the last of 2 (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Rob the Bold (788862) on Wednesday February 05, 2014 @01:54PM (#46163937)

    At one job a while back, I got on a sinking ship just as it hit the iceberg. Somehow -- mostly by happening to be working on projects that would most be missed in the short term -- I survived 8 rounds of layoffs over a seven-year period. By the time the company's assets, technology (such as it was) and trademarks were bought out by a competitor, I was one of two left out of over 350 salaried and hourly employees in three locations. In the end, I personally ripped up the carpet we'd put down in the office, because the landlord didn't want it left after we moved out. They did give me a generous "stay till the bitter end" bonus, so I was okay with it.

    When I tell the story, people compliment me for being such a valuable employee to get kept around through all that, and I have to admit to the fact I mentioned above: at each layoff, I just happened to be doing something that the management didn't want to scuttle because the current bets were on it. Pure chance. Somebody had to be the last guy to be let go, and that guy was me.

  • Re:Frosty piss (Score:4, Interesting)

    by unitron (5733) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @08:06AM (#46172379) Homepage Journal

    It turns out an AC beat me to the boycott idea by a couple of hours and is suggesting February 10th -17th, so I'm hoping beta will be a victim of the Slashdot Valentines Day Massacre.

All great discoveries are made by mistake. -- Young


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