I had been in the corporate world for 18 years plus. I have seen a lot of co-workers putting the effort to get promoted to the next level of rank in the corporate world. During the course of my so called “career”, I have been promoted for three times. Three promotions in 18 years is considered as low in respect of 18 years plus in the corporate world and is equivalent to one promotion every six years. I obtained two and one promotions respectively in my first and second organisations.  I had no promotion in my third and fourth organisations. I am of view that it is pointless striving for promotion within the organisations and this is at the mercy of the employers and excellent performance does not tantamount to a granteened promotion as per my perspective. It will be more worthwhile to change jobs once every two years. Such approach is likely to secure an increment in the pay remuneration. I have changed job three times in the 18 years plus of the corporate world. This has increased my remuneration package significantly. This is also equivalent to another three promotions as per my perspective. I obtained six promotions in the 18 years of corporate world of employment. I am of view that this is a fair progression of my corporate life journey. Changing job will mean that I will not be at the mercy of the employers in term of the promotion aspects. If I got the promotion at the organisation, this is great. If no promotion, it was perfectly fine and I had alternative recourse of changing organisation as another means of promotion.


Author: firewtk

A middle-age Singaporean currently having a minimalist and simple lifestyle. I am not longer in full-time employment with effect from 1 May 2019. I try my very best to write one post per day on this blog. The purpose is to share my prevailing thoughts to interested readers. It is up to the interested readers to decide whether they want to take action in embarking on the FIRE journey. I do not gain anything from this blog and it is solely for sharing hopefully for the benefits of all interested reader. WTK

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