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What would an employer think of someone who worked the same job for 14 years?

My brother has been working the same job since he graduated from college.. He has been with the same company, sitting in the same office, doing the same tasks, has the same boss and his pay has gone up 4% a year. He is at the top of his pay grade. Now the company is in financial trouble and there may be layoffs. Because he is paid at the top of his pay grade he is likely to be laid off. If you were an employer what would you think of an applicant who has worked for only one employer in his whole life? Would he be considered steady, predictable and consistent. Or would be be unemployable because he is stagnant?

Asked By: Jane W - 11/10/2008
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On the good side this applicant would likely stay around and would not require me the manager to have to hire someone new in a few months or years. On the bad side the person is set in their ways and likely to not be much of a risk taker and not that ambitious. I would not hire him or her.
Answered By: questioner - 11/10/2008
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If i was hiring someone i would choose him because he sounds committed to his job, i would not want to hire someone who will work for only a few months.... There is nothing wrong with staying for a company for many years. That's for a number of reasons, you like your job, you get paid good, and now a days its so hard... More
Answered By: ♥Diana♥ - 11/10/2008
 
Give him/her a chances ...Everyone is important....Ask him/her why the bull-shit ? Everyone is important....Everyone could change for better..
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Answered By: Ibrahim Usman A - 11/10/2008
 
Personally, I would consider him to be steady, reliable and consistent. I would know that if I chose to hire him, I could count on him to stick around and not leave when things got "boring" or tough. I'd know that he would be an employee I could count on.
Answered By: ~girlfriday~ - 11/10/2008
 
Certainly wouldn't be unemployable. He should think of things to mention that show what his responsibilities have been.
Answered By: Judy - 11/10/2008
 
for the most part, someone with a long history at one company is an asset not a liability. Companies want long-term employees. No boss enjoys going through the interview, hiring, training process...epecially if employees leave after a short time and they have to start all over again... More
Answered By: jmorge - 11/10/2008
 
certainly not unemployeable. depends upon what he was doing and the need for his skills. loyalty and stability are generally considered a plus
Answered By: jim06744 - 11/10/2008
 
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