08 August 2010
These days the young ones forge ahead in their career by switching jobs strategically. This is the best way to get a sizeable enhancement in your salary and also get a few plummy promotions. Sticking for too long in one job is seen as a thing a loser would do. When I started working, people got one good job and stuck to it through their working life. This mantra works wonders when you are in a government job with a healthy pension to look forward to, especially after Pay Commission 4. But what about the poor privateers who have fallen between the two stools of modern careerism and the old stick-to-it style? Our own company looks at us as if we were deadwood, our experience and knowledge are underestimated here (it shows up dismally in our yearly appraisals), and other companies (in India to be specific) are shamelessly ageist, so it is no longer feasible to switch jobs..
Be a career monger. Don't bother about milestones, they pop up after every mile, if you miss one, you can still make it to another. You can buy a wrist watch of your own choice for a couple of thousands, but a career that pays you enough to live comfortably is priceless.
at Sunday, August 08, 2010