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  • Mustang_Susie
    Mustang_Susie Posts: 7,045 Member
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    I have one but I am on here...so what does that tell ya?

    :laugh:
  • BamBam1113
    BamBam1113 Posts: 542 Member
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    911 Operator ... Most of the people working here are old-timers and have been here for a while. A lot of the incoming crowd thinks they can handle the hustle and bustle and the stress and they find out quick it is more than just answering phones and talking on the radio. You have to know something about everything and if you don't you gotta know where to find it....like 10 minutes ago.

    Before this, I was involved in the outside part of public service as a firefighter and working with EMS. I got burned out being in the field and running calls, and with a baby on the way decided to persue a more stable schedule.

    Now, with my weight loss becoming more and more of a reality, this year will be dedicated to training for next year going through Basic Law Enforcement Training and becoming a police officer. That has ALWAYS been my dream....and my weight has ALWAYS kept me from it.
  • Mustang_Susie
    Mustang_Susie Posts: 7,045 Member
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    Lead Consumer Services Representative (Head Bank Teller). I have been here three years. Started working part time at 17. Got promoted within 6 months to full time, just got promoted this year to head teller. I've seen 8 people leave since I've been here. 3 in the last 6 months alone. We have a pretty high turnover. Everyone gets sick of the job quick, wants to move up, goes to college, or can't get promoted . We have a lot of young people here.

    I think it's interesting all the different job titles "Lead Consumer Services Representative"

    A nurse is a nurse. Don't need to elaborate on that one :bigsmile:
  • lorenzoinlr
    lorenzoinlr Posts: 338 Member
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    Super LOW turnover here.

    I am an analyst for an oil & gas company and I have been here 8 years and counting.

    Serioulsy, people don't leave unless they retire or die. Some people really need to do one or the other.. JK JK, but seriously, you won't see me working when I am 70+. I have a bucket list to conquer.

    I put some of it away and now I'm working on my bucket list. Next up is living in a ski town. Making the move as soon as I find a home. I'm also checking off the travel boxes. Next up Spain.

    Be smart, put some away, then go conquer your bucket list.
  • Mustang_Susie
    Mustang_Susie Posts: 7,045 Member
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    I make test takers and heart breakers out of second graders.

    Our teacher turnover is fairly low, but support staff seems to come and go each year.

    Love it! My daughter is in 3rd grade :smile:
  • Momf3boys
    Momf3boys Posts: 1,637 Member
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    I work for the federal government...been there 22 years...being furloughed :(

    Bummer. After 22 years...????

    Yup...all 36,000 employees are being furloughed...just lovely
  • Mustang_Susie
    Mustang_Susie Posts: 7,045 Member
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    I work in hospital admissions/scheduling. I've been here for 8 months and I'm the newest employee in my department. Everyone else has been here forever.

    I hate my job. I have ever changing hours, work 7, 10, 12 days at a time without any days off. I work evenings, weekends, and some days. I'm rarely home with my family. My boss is awful and insensitive and fake.

    Yuck! Hope you can find something you like :smile:
  • Mustang_Susie
    Mustang_Susie Posts: 7,045 Member
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    Piano teacher. Fun job, but haven't had enough students for the past 2-3 years, same with my piano teacher friends in the area. So I started looking for a 2nd part time job, something while my kids are in school. Haven't had any luck yet--decent part time jobs with "mom hours" are tough to find.

    Yes, they are.
    I am fortunate to work as a "pool" nurse and can pick my hours.
    No benefits but hubby has great bennies with his job :smile:
  • Mustang_Susie
    Mustang_Susie Posts: 7,045 Member
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    911 Operator ... Most of the people working here are old-timers and have been here for a while. A lot of the incoming crowd thinks they can handle the hustle and bustle and the stress and they find out quick it is more than just answering phones and talking on the radio. You have to know something about everything and if you don't you gotta know where to find it....like 10 minutes ago.

    Before this, I was involved in the outside part of public service as a firefighter and working with EMS. I got burned out being in the field and running calls, and with a baby on the way decided to persue a more stable schedule.

    Now, with my weight loss becoming more and more of a reality, this year will be dedicated to training for next year going through Basic Law Enforcement Training and becoming a police officer. That has ALWAYS been my dream....and my weight has ALWAYS kept me from it.

    Interesting.
    Hubby is a firefighter/paramedic, so I know all about that stress.
    But he sees a lot of cops becoming firefighters to reduce the stress...
  • paulperryman
    paulperryman Posts: 839 Member
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    Forklift driver/Storeman in a busy Wine Warehouse. complete Anarchy between the Management, Office Team, Production Team and the Warehouse Team (we do all the work and get all the blame) very stressfull job though as a Warehouse team we are a tight nit crew of 4 people that in 1 shift have to manage a warehouse for 3 shifts of production which is next to impossible

    We bottle wine 24hrs a day 5 days a week, sometimes more often for large and independent wineries, also pack containers and distribute/store stock that is shipped all over the world especially Asia, German, UK and USA plus locally within Australia.

    9-12hrs a day on salary so no overtime pay and with only minimal breaks, picking orders or mostly driving a forklift, i am the primary Glass Storeman which requires loading and unloading glass trucks and managing a yard full of stacks of bottles that are used by production, 4 Pallets high anywhere from 1.5 - 3 tonne a stack and been doing that for 3 years now and it still gets nerve racking when the pallets slide on the forklift or the stacks sway as you moving or stacking them.

    Did a baseline Heart Rate Monitoring the other day and in a 11hr shift i burnt 2186 calories and that was a easyish day compared to today that would've been 30% higher
  • paulperryman
    paulperryman Posts: 839 Member
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    911 Operator ... Most of the people working here are old-timers and have been here for a while. A lot of the incoming crowd thinks they can handle the hustle and bustle and the stress and they find out quick it is more than just answering phones and talking on the radio. You have to know something about everything and if you don't you gotta know where to find it....like 10 minutes ago.

    Before this, I was involved in the outside part of public service as a firefighter and working with EMS. I got burned out being in the field and running calls, and with a baby on the way decided to persue a more stable schedule.

    Now, with my weight loss becoming more and more of a reality, this year will be dedicated to training for next year going through Basic Law Enforcement Training and becoming a police officer. That has ALWAYS been my dream....and my weight has ALWAYS kept me from it.

    I did have a brief job with an Alarm Monitoring company which tho not as bad as a 911 call operator would be, it was really stressfull being locked up in a bunker with only TV screens to tell you what it's like outside and Alarms going off on a computer screen every few seconds and you have to respond or ignore them depending on knowledge of the norm for each indivual alarm. and any calls you make or take plus radio communication are taped for security reasons and incase someone sues they need records of what took place. I was thrown into a nightshift with almost no training in my second day and i cracked within a week lol, plus i'm a day person anyway can't sleep during the day
  • beth_sapphire
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    I'm an administrator and claims processor for a legal company, the turnaround rate is low here, only a small office of 3 of us, but there are a few others members of staff but appears to be a close group of friends before I came along, so im presuming that might be the reason they are all still here and no one new (except me) was brought in. I was brought in because the previous administrator was off to uni after her gap years x
  • Ocarina
    Ocarina Posts: 1,550 Member
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    Does your employer have a relatively high or low turnover rate for new employees?

    I'm a nurse and I see new nurses come and go all the time.

    I assume it's the same for maybe fast food or retail etc.

    But what about other jobs/careers?

    Do you see new people come and go or have you been working with the same people for years?

    Low turnover rate. I work in a data center dealing with accounting stuff for the government. People have been here for 25-30 years and I plan on doing the same.
  • legreene515
    legreene515 Posts: 276 Member
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    I work in banking in the US. Over the last 7 years (since I started), our staff has been cut from 85 to 38 due to the recession (in our local office--we're part of a bigger bank).

    I'd say about 20 of the people I work with are still there from when I started though. The turnover is more in the tellers. I'm the Executive Assistant for the CEO, and he has been there since our division opened in 1989.

    In general, the turnover rate in banks is usually more with the tellers/etc., but also in recent years has been from lay offs due to the recession and trying to meet income and efficiency goals.