29 years. Was PA to the CEO. The CEO changed the company to shareholding and retired and I was offered another job in the company. The replacement CEO did not want someone who didn't fit into a size 10 uniform who would on display to the "institutions" and fit his criteria. I did another 2 years and then was told there was no job for me. Nice to be appreciated after so many years of being a loyal employee and I only needed another couple of years before retirement. Got a wonderful job after that with people who appreciated me :-)
I have been with my current company for 18 years & have no intention of leaving at this stage (unless my lotto numbers come up hahaha). I have had 3 different roles in the same organisation which makes it more interesting. However, there are a few people in my office who have been there 25yrs/30yrs + and even 42 yrs.
I worked for the same employer for 6.5 years but it was a large organisation so I was able to move around a lot into different roles, Higher Duties, and promotions. That flexibility allowed me to have many experiences, doing project work, case work, and management.
The longest I have had the same job is for 3 years. That was owning a café. I must admit, it was very difficult to do the same work for 3 years. I would never be able to do that again.
I believe it is acceptable to move from role to role. However, be smart about it. For instance, if there is a role you are interested in doing but need to fill some gaps in your resume first, then put your hand up to take on additional responsibilities to fill those gaps in the resume, even if it means harder work for the same amount of pay.
If you move within the same employer across multiple roles it shows the stability of having one employer but the flexibility to take on new roles.
My position was rendered redundant in Nov last year and till date I'm on the job hunt.. I think I've been unemployed for more durations than the other way around.. my longest on a job is 3 years 8 months.. I hope to beat my own record sometime.
Fifteen years from 1998 until I retired in early 2004. I was the practice manager for a psychiatrist in Melbourne. Loved the job and my employer, who was a real sweetie, and a lovely caring man with his patients!
Farle, didn't the rest of the staff give you a farewell lunch & or flowers?
My husband worked for an airline from aged 24 to 57, when he took a radiancy.
We get the airline discount until he turns 92! (They get the discount for the number of years they worked for the airline.)