I realized something this morning as I walked into my office building, next month I will have been working at the same place for 5 years. To put that in perspective:
- That is about one-sixth my life
- That is a longer tenure than I spent in high school
- That is a longer tenure than I was in college
- That is almost double the time I was in Law school
- I have been with The Wife 12 years (not sure how that is relevant but man that is a long time too)
I have pretty mixed feelings about this not so subtle revelation. On one hand, I absolutely love my job for reasons other than money I don’t think there are many people who get to say that. My bosses are awesome. Period. I choose to hang out with them outside the office, how rare is that? Each inspiring in their own way, but both men are self made wealthy individuals that are just fun to hang out with.
Beyond the social aspect, the work I participate is extremely stimulating and very interesting. I get all the benefits of working on high net worth individuals‘ estate issues without the pressure of actually finding the client.
However, on the other hand I can’t believe I have been in the same position, regardless of what it may be, for 5 years! To make matters worse about that latter point, there isn’t a place for me to move, there is no position I can get “promoted to” but I don’t think that really matters all that much to me. Lastly, that lack of pressure mentioned above comes at a cost. I have watched agents that I helped with cases get paid close to my yearly salary finish up the sale I helped them complete (not to say they wouldn’t have done it without me).
All in all I am a very happy guy, just kind of surreal I have been doing this for such a large portion of my life.
What do you do in terms of a job? How long have you been there?