"Since I graduated college 12 years ago, I've worked for 14 companies. My longest stint at any one company has been about 28 months, and my shortest stint was four days. If you count the companies that resulted from acquisition and mergers, I’ve actually worked for 17 companies. I've been laid off once, and fired twice – all in the same year, 2006, when I worked for a total of five companies in that calendar year. It was kind of a sucky year."
"At the time of this writing, I have no idea where I’ll work next, but I figure this gives me a chance to reflect on my wild career, and attempt to distill those things I’ve learned about how to run a company, and how to destroy one."
All this staff actually speaks to me since:
- My current job is my 6th in hi-tech industry in 7.5 years.
- In addition I worked for 2 companies for 3 days each. Which I don't count...
- I've been never fired or laid off (yet).
- I learned a lot of things not to do. Also I learned a lot of technical staff in-between jobs.
Saturday, May 26, 2007 4:26 PM