Weekend Poll: Is a Job Change in Your Future?

This poll is now closed. You can find the results by clicking here.

In the last couple of months, I’ve seen one assistant celebrate a milestone of service at her office – and another pull up stakes and move to an entirely new organisation after well over a decade with her previous employer.

I’m also in touch with readers who have made career changes not by choice, but by circumstance. Performance was not an issue in any of these instances. These assistants’ previous positions were terminated or, as, UK readers would say, made redundant, and a severance or redundancy package was involved.

Career changes are part of the focus of my upcoming book, and I’d love to know what readers around the globe think about career stability and the likelihood that you’ll remain in your current job for the forseeable future.

 That leads to the focus of my latest Weekend Poll:

Is a job change in your forseeable future?

Best-for-mePlease take a couple of minutes to complete the poll below, and I’ll publish results in the week ahead.

<1 year1-2 years3-5 years6-8 years9-10 years11-15 years16-20 years21-25 years26-30 years>30 years
<1 year1-2 years3-5 years6-8 years9-10 years11-15 years16-20 years21-25 years26-30 years>30 years
<1 year1-2 years3-5 years6-8 years9-10 years11-15 years16-20 years21-25 years26-30 years>30 years
My departure was my choiceMy departure was employer-driven
Restructuring; role was eliminatedRestructuring; role was downgradedReduction in compensationLack of "fit" with principalEmployer dissatisfied with my performancePrincipal retired; my work was assigned to someone elsePrincipal was replaced; successor chose a different assistant
Click below if factor at left was a contributing factor
Comp. package
Workload; lack of balance
Didn't want to continue working with principal
Workplace culture
More challenge or opportunity
Simply time for a change
Writing was on the wall; restructuring was imminent
More convenient commute
More flexible working environment
I/we relocated
YesNo
YesNo
YesNoNo, but only because I'll be retired by then
I may relocateCompJob satisfactionWorkplace cultureLack of fit with principalI need more challengeLittle potential for promotionLack of job securityMore flexible working conditions

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