fifteen plus years at a company

A friend recently finished working for more than fifteen years at the company he works. He is still there. He enjoys his work and does great work at what he does.

My dad always worked for one company in his life. Larsen & Toubro. I remember he was recognised by the company in front of an audience when he finished 25 years. He always spoke with pride about the company and was proud of the work his company did.

I wish more people are like my friend and my dad. Likewise, I want more companies are like my dad and my friend’s companies—companies that value their employees and provide them with a win-win situation.

Many people tumble through different companies before they find the company they want to spend the rest of their lives. For my friend and dad, it happened to be the first company they worked for.

I hope as a company you are working towards having more people who want to work with you for a long time. When you are looking for a job, you are looking for a company where you want to spend a lot of time contributing—a marathon, not a sprint. I am sad that this is rare these days, and most jobs/companies are focused on the sprint and not the marathon when thinking about the employer/employee relationship.

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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