Not long ago I had a conversation with an older group of friends who asked me about my latest job. Their question came across as a bit condescending because they know my philosophy is much different than theirs. See, every couple of years for the past several years I’ve taken a new job.
To them, a much older generation, it’s taboo to take on new opportunities outside of your current organization of employment–they see it as a sign of disloyalty and lack of commitment.
However, this is the reality of our day and age. I see it as being loyal to what’s best for me and being committed to progression. Let’s see what Trump will brig, but I have my thoughts…
It’s an old school world view versus a current one. Neither one is right or wrong, or better than the other, in general. However, I think it’s important to understand the differences between the two.
I’m not advocating that anyone else take my stance or mimic the way I manage my career like a business; taking on new clients/opportunities (employment) that put my business (myself) in the best situation possible.