Thursday, 18 June 2015

Milestone: 1 Year Service Anniversary

Wednesdays. Mid way to the weekends. For some, me included, Wednesday is pay day every fortnight. Yesterday, it was pay day for me. As usual, I'll log into my online employee kiosk to print out my payslip. It says, "Anniversary: 1 year (joined 17th June 2014) on the front page of the employee kiosk after I've logged in.

It's only been a year. But I'm so at home & so comfortable in my job that it certainly feels much longer than that. I wonder how long I'll stay in this job. My previous job was the longest thus far, at 5 years 8 months. I wonder if this is a job that I'll be in till retirement. That's too far out in the future. Perhaps 9 more years is a better long term projection coz that's when I'll receive my 3 months of long service leave.

In all my previous employments except my last job in Sg, my lockers had always been bare. When I arrived at work, I put my bag in & when I leave at the end of the day, I take my bag & the locker was once again completely bare. No personal belongings, no photos, no messy bits of papers. Even then, I knew it was a sign that I wouldn't stay in the job for long. 1.5 years was my longest. I was tired of job hopping. So in my last employment, I made it a point to leave stuff in my locker. 5 years is a long time to me. None of my peers held a job for more than 3 years.

1 year into my current job, though not considered messy, I have e-learning certificates, pens, even crackers in my locker. While I can't predict the future, I hope this is a job I will stay on for a long time to come.

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