The Last Job

I was chatting with one of the more experienced SQL Server professionals I know recently and was surprised to know this person had actually retired, but come back to technology because they were bored with not working. I suspect that’s how I’ll be later in life, and am not really looking forward to retiring anytime soon.

However I do think about jobs and employment as I age. I know that it can be tougher to keep a job over the long term. It seems the flexibility many of us appreciate as younger workers can be a detriment later in life when you value stability. With that in mind, here’s this week’s question:

Is this the last full time, technology job you’ll have?

I have an amazing job, perhaps the best one I could have imagined. I love what I do, but I do think about my options every year. I take some time to think about how my employment has gone in the past year, what else I might do and what I want to do in the future. I re-evaluate how I feel and try to be honest with myself about how I feel about my career. If I decide to make a change, I want it to be my decision, not something that’s forced upon me by a change in my employment status.

I wonder if this will be my last job. I certainly think it could be, and the way it’s gone the last few years, I hope it is.

Steve Jones

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