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Posted: 3/19/2013 9:18:03 PM EDT
And I work in the IT world for a VAR / Reseller.

I must be insane.


Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:43:26 PM EDT
Aug was my 24th year with my agency. The long road is almost over.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:48:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2013 10:59:27 PM EDT by wootizzle]
I just turned 24 four days ago.. Old timers!

Congrats, tho.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:49:39 PM EDT
It must be nice to have that kind of job security
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:51:06 PM EDT
Spent 13 years at the last place, approaching 16 years with this one.

You're doing good, hang on 'til the bitter end!
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:57:50 PM EDT
Good for you...stay strong!
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 11:00:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
It must be nice to have that kind of job security


Link Posted: 3/20/2013 3:01:03 AM EDT
Congrats, I made it 31 years then retired.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 6:17:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KingRat:

Originally Posted By raven:
It must be nice to have that kind of job security

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eOjKgUr-NQY/TvG4h2TuRYI/AAAAAAAAA7U/69Fy5HwfWBA/s1600/Office+Space+-+Mike+Judge+-+1999+USA%255B%2528010107%252912-43-14%255D.JPG


Somebody has to fix the printers...
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 6:50:03 AM EDT
33+ here and still kickin' it every day.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 6:58:37 AM EDT
my 25th anniversary with the company is this may 16th.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 7:01:06 AM EDT
congrats OP, and other long-haulers
I had a 14 year stint at one company, and I thought that was a long time
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 7:01:57 AM EDT
You've been with your company for just a little less time than I've been alive.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 7:06:56 AM EDT
Never worked for anyone, but always wonder what it was like
Since i was shoveling and mowing lawns when I was 12, to trapping beaver ( i know what you are thinking but not that beaver)in high school ,to owning bread routes from 18 til now.

But for someone like the OP staying that long it must be a great company congrats.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 7:10:05 AM EDT
I've been with the company 22 years now. The sad part is I was nineteen when I started there.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 7:13:34 AM EDT
15 years here. Hired when I was 19. Started just after my 20th birthday.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 7:14:25 AM EDT
Congrats on making it that long. Most people don't.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 7:21:20 AM EDT
After 16 years saving the CASINO company I worked for $100k a year, researching, purchasing and setting up a state of the art Linux based CCTV system. As soon as the network was flowing trouble free and all that was needed was drive/camera support, I was let go and my services were sent to a $11.00 IT dept shift tech or facilities worker to install camera!!!!! Basically the same one who clears point of sale issues/email log in issues and/or plumbing issues

2 years later..... Nothing works, playback/storage is hit and miss and most units I would fix daily still sit in a down state and using backups!

May have saved my $60K a year, but now your spending 5x that to farm out and fix the lack of skilled "DAILY" maintenance on the 200+ servers

FUCK YOU and hope your company losses EVERYTHING!
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 8:48:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TACTICAL:
After 16 years saving the CASINO company I worked for $100k a year, researching, purchasing and setting up a state of the art Linux based CCTV system. As soon as the network was flowing trouble free and all that was needed was drive/camera support, I was let go and my services were sent to a $11.00 IT dept shift tech or facilities worker to install camera!!!!! Basically the same one who clears point of sale issues/email log in issues and/or plumbing issues

2 years later..... Nothing works, playback/storage is hit and miss and most units I would fix daily still sit in a down state and using backups!

May have saved my $60K a year, but now your spending 5x that to farm out and fix the lack of skilled "DAILY" maintenance on the 200+ servers

FUCK YOU and hope your company losses EVERYTHING!


And the lesson here, kiddies, is to install the logic bomb on a digital dead-man switch the moment you become well-paid.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 8:52:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2013 8:53:03 AM EDT by cash151]
Wait, a VAR/reseller that has been around for over 24 years? That's must be historic.

Let me guess, Presidio? Ingram?
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 8:54:57 AM EDT
My wife will retire with 35 years with HCA, a 401k partially funded with matching monies, and her late husbands insurance proceeds. She will be 59 and a half years old.

I wish I had found a company and stayed with them through the years. I kept doing the young male thing of going after bigger carrots. In the end, I have a small 401K and little to show for my work.

Be thankful that you have done so well.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 9:00:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2013 9:01:44 AM EDT by eracer]

Originally Posted By DigDug:
And I work in the IT world for a VAR / Reseller.

I must be insane.



18th year with a VAR/Reseller myself (Broadcast Video Equipment.) I handle IT, do technical training, and manage tech support.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 9:10:34 AM EDT
3rd year with a big Seattle company that I don't even work for!

Fucking contract work is the new form of slavery.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 9:21:14 AM EDT
Started my 33rd year this month .
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 10:20:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By glockluv:
3rd year with a big Seattle company that I don't even work for!

Fucking contract work is the new form of slavery.


I've been in business for 33 yrs! You can't imagine how many different

levels of slavery there are!

jb
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 11:10:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ProtoJoe:
Originally Posted By glockluv:
3rd year with a big Seattle company that I don't even work for!

Fucking contract work is the new form of slavery.


I've been in business for 33 yrs! You can't imagine how many different

levels of slavery there are!

jb


Salary and on call all the time is the new slavery...
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 11:21:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CletusRoundbelly:
my 25th anniversary with the company is this may 16th.


Sweet my 25th birthday
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 11:46:15 AM EDT
The list of asses kissed must be long (but distinguished).
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 11:56:35 AM EDT
A friend of mine worked 30+ years for the same company. Most of those years he worked a whole lot of overtime and kept two time cards. The first time card was the normal 40-hour week one, and the second was to log all the overtime. I mean lots and lots of overtime.

He had a verbal agreement with the two principals of the company that upon his retirement he would be awarded some kind of percentage of the company (?? he never explained it fully to me), kind of like Super Profit Sharing (??) and he once told me he anticipated something like a $500K lump sum payout from them when he retired.

Well, the principals of the company pulled out, sold out, one by one and the verbal agreement went out the door with them, along with all the mystery time cards. No half million dollar payout. All he walked away with was whatever he managed to stash in his 401K, and NO compensation for who knows how many thousands of hours of overtime.

He won't talk about it to me, maybe out of embarrassment and humiliation for falling for something like that - verbal agreements with employers.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 12:00:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
A friend of mine worked 30+ years for the same company. Most of those years he worked a whole lot of overtime and kept two time cards. The first time card was the normal 40-hour week one, and the second was to log all the overtime. I mean lots and lots of overtime.

He had a verbal agreement with the two principals of the company that upon his retirement he would be awarded some kind of percentage of the company (?? he never explained it fully to me), kind of like Super Profit Sharing (??) and he once told me he anticipated something like a $500K lump sum payout from them when he retired.

Well, the principals of the company pulled out, sold out, one by one and the verbal agreement went out the door with them, along with all the mystery time cards. No half million dollar payout. All he walked away with was whatever he managed to stash in his 401K, and NO compensation for who knows how many thousands of hours of overtime.

He won't talk about it to me, maybe out of embarrassment and humiliation for falling for something like that - verbal agreements with employers.


Sounds like something the recent current owners of my company might pull.
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