Nereus I've been at my current job for over 11 years. Just after I hit the 10 year mark, I got a "certificate of recognition" ...for 5 years of working there. I'm not kidding. No idea when or if I'll ever get one for hitting 10 years, maybe when I retire? - not that it matters, it was just a piece of paper printed off on the color printer at work and that's it, lol. [snip]
Nereus So.. after almost 12 years, my employers finally decided to open a promotional management position - the first one since before I started working there over 11 & a half years ago. Everybody assumed I was the strong favorite due to prior management experience, 11+ years on the job, 2 degrees with honors, and the 2nd highest grade in the entire state for an exam qualification required for the position. Just found out they gave the job to someone else with zero management experience, much lower exam results (probably should not have even been qualified to interview), and apparently one college degree from many years ago. I'm aware of who got the promotion. You all heard about equity hires, right? I'm a white male. Do the math. I feel like I've just wasted over a decade of my life. Oh, and when I returned to the office recently after telecommuting due to covid, one of the many items sitting on my desk was an envelope containing a certificate printed on our work printer congratulating me for 10 years of service. More than 18 months after the fact. Not a happy camper.
XrayMan Having a 401k is very important.
rjohnson11XrayMan Having a 401k is very important.Actually the US government needs to force companies to divest pensions in such a way as when a company goes bankrupt a pension is protected.
HurricaneJBProbably some additional PTO accrual too. Not bad.
coinsharkAt my work, after 5 years you get an extra week of PTO, then at 15 you get a final week added. Other than that you just do more and more and more work and get nothing. You can do 4-5 people's worth of work and get no recognition.
aka_STEVE_bcoinsharkAt my work, after 5 years you get an extra week of PTO, then at 15 you get a final week added. Other than that you just do more and more and more work and get nothing. You can do 4-5 people's worth of work and get no recognition.You work at my place too....? ...