A couple of weeks ago, I had my anniversary in the big orange Box. My 20th anniversary. That implies way more stability than I ever thought I'd had. In a way, the fact that I've worked in 8 different buildings (4 different positions in the 6 1/2 years I've been in this building) and I don't even know how many positions I've had. I've been attached to 10 out of 11 merchandising departments. All the ops departments except for bookkeeping.
There are a few perks attached to longevity, but not as many as in places where longevity matters. I get first dibs on my vacation time. I got a 2k bonus check- which turned into 1100 after the government got there share. I got a handwritten note from the ceo (well it was handwritten and it looked like a man's writing...)
But the biggest reason I stuck around? Especially with all the crap they've been dishing out lately??
I get 200 hours of vacation time. 5 weeks vacation time. and 48 hours of sick time. That's a week plus a day. So 6 weeks and 1 day of paid time off. I really can't beat that anywhere. So I stick around. Although after the week I had last week, it may be time to head for store number 6...