Jump Ship: Everyone is doing it

In 2008, Employees and Contractors held their seats for dear life to avoid being laid off and out of work.

In 2009, we saw economic recovery, however more uncertainty. Employment Rates still soared along with mass layoffs, and low consumer confidence.

In 2010, we are seeing economic recovery closer towards stability. Recruiting Agencies are seeing results, breaking records that even surpass the .Net era. Trend has it that during this stage, Employees “jump ship”. As employment opportunities arise, employees are tempted to move and escape from their current role.

Although is this all premature? Have we seen enough economic recovery to assume new roles as stable? As confident as I am to see that the economy is rising, does not give me great confidence that this is hear to stay.

To jump ship, becoming the “new person”, to prove your worth/value, during a time of certainty is premature. During times of recession provides opportunity to prove worth and value for any given organization. Traditionally as mass layoffs occur, employees are forced to work overtime to make up for lack of resources. Here we can prove worth.

Jumping ship may seem as the easier choice, although in the long run, “sticking it out” could be more beneficial.

Consider this a second look at what economic recovery can mean for you.

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