I read all the job related threads here, and I have to admit I get anxiety attacks just reading some of them - especially the job search ones.
I don't know how people do it. The whole looking for a job process terrifies me, and it is probably why I have spent 13+ years of my nearly 15 years of employment history with the same company. (I have had one other "real" job with another company when I was 18-19 that lasted for less than a year before I ended up where I am now.)
I realize not everyone looks for a new job because they want to, and a lot of times it's because they have to, but I also know some people who are restless and get bored if they stay at one job too long. That concept is so foreign to me.
I do wonder sometimes if I am missing out on something better because I am too chicken to take a risk, but for the most part, I love my job, it pays well, the benefits are good, I have a lot of independence, and I've managed to advance without having to seek it out.
The running joke around work is that I will be one of those people who will be one of those rare people celebrating my 50th anniversary with the company in the future because I will be there until I retire.
Me: BGF - 33
I gave you more than I ever got back
You left me here to forget about that
All the things you thought you had have gone
Let that be a lesson to you
-Richie Kotzen, "Special"