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View Poll Results: What is Your Employment Status?
I am employed full time. 84 53.85%
I am employed part time. 7 4.49%
I do freelance work. 7 4.49%
I am on unemployment. 6 3.85%
I am not currently employed. 4 2.56%
I am not currently employed but looking for a job. 7 4.49%
I am currently employed and looking for a better job. 7 4.49%
I work more than one job. 6 3.85%
I am on disability. 15 9.62%
Other: See thread for explanation 13 8.33%
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:09 AM   #221
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Are there other people here who stay/have stayed at their jobs because they have good benefits (insurance, retirement, etc)?
Iíve been with the same nonprofit company for almost 14 years - straight out of college except for a couple of very brief temp jobs after graduating. Iíve also held various positions at this company. It has been, and can be, very stressful....to the point where Iíve come very close to calling it quits a couple of times. During those times, yes, the quality benefits were mostly what kept me from leaving. Those and the daunting thought of having to go through the entire interviewing process again and everything else that comes with finding a new job...ugh.

Our contract is up for competition every 3-5 years, and that whole process and the uncertainty of the outcome can be very taxing on my colleagues and me. Fortunately, we have very low turnover, and most of us have been here for quite a while. We all know the ropes, work well together, and our contractor appreciates the high employee retention rate.

All in all, it has been a career that has helped me to grow tremendously as a person and professional. It is always challenging, and Iíve had to face quite a few of my fears.

We donít always get to see the immediate impact that our work makes on the lives of the particular health population for whom we work, but when we do, it really makes all of the hard work worth it.
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I am blessed to have always had a full time job. I have also only worked for two companies over my 25 years of working.

Of course, my position has changed many times in these companies over the years, and there were times that I was not happy (most notably 3 years ago for 3-5 years with my current employer), but I hung in there, and I am glad I did. 3 years my program had an overhaul and things have been much, much less stressful. I hung in there due to the quality benefits I have, but I was close to the end of my rope with that.

Are there other people here who stay/have stayed at their jobs because they have good benefits (insurance, retirement, etc)?
My stepsonís wife stayed at a very low paying job for years just for the benefits while she went to school and her kids were young.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:56 PM   #223
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I am blessed to have always had a full time job. I have also only worked for two companies over my 25 years of working.

Of course, my position has changed many times in these companies over the years, and there were times that I was not happy (most notably 3 years ago for 3-5 years with my current employer), but I hung in there, and I am glad I did. 3 years my program had an overhaul and things have been much, much less stressful. I hung in there due to the quality benefits I have, but I was close to the end of my rope with that.

Are there other people here who stay/have stayed at their jobs because they have good benefits (insurance, retirement, etc)?
Yes sometimes I feel thatís why I stay. The benefits are the best Iíve had so far. But I figured when Iím ready I could find something else. THEN they went and gave a pretty hefty raise. Sooooo..... now it would be much harder to match it all. I hate the long drive on the Congested roads and the feeling I donít have enough free time among some other things. But it could be much worse so I try to be happy with it all.
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Yes sometimes I feel thatís why I stay. The benefits are the best Iíve had so far. But I figured when Iím ready I could find something else. THEN they went and gave a pretty hefty raise. Sooooo..... now it would be much harder to match it all. I hate the long drive on the Congested roads and the feeling I donít have enough free time among some other things. But it could be much worse so I try to be happy with it all.
Yes, I have a good salary too. Another thing that keeps one put!
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