I’ve just left my employer of the better part of two decades.My friends in start-ups are struck dumb when they hear how long I’ve worked at Kelly Services. Even socialist-minded friends in France raise eyebrows.
In an era when everybody wants to be an entrepreneur, it’s inconceivably unsexy to work with the same company long-term. The automatic - and fortunately, usually unspoken - thought that people have is: What’s wrong with you?
So – as I depart, I’ve been pondering exactly what it could be that would make someone with drive stay in a company for longer than the next promotion.