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Quality Manager role - how long to stay in one company?

Discussion in 'Other Quality and Business Related Topics' started by Maja83, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Maja83

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm facing a dilemma and need some advice. How often do you change work and what is the key reason?
    I have been with my company for 10 years and like people working there and environmental. However after implementation of HSEQ systems it is just a matter now of maintaining it what does not necessary expose me to any new challenges or allow to learn much.
    There is always dilema to face new challenge or say under cosy blanket? What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Andy Nichols

    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    "A person never leaves a bad job, they leave a bad boss" is a true statement. If your boss isn't providing development for you or challenges which stretch you then ask why.
     
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    Interesting approach. Boss is a friend in a way admitting that there is no career path with the company other than continuation with what has been established already. Most of the Quality individuals working as Managers tend to move after 3 to 5 years with the company so is it because of the boss or experience?

    Is it better to be a manager or consultant?
     
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    Impossible to answer. What are your career goals? Aspirations? What are you good at? Some might say there's zero difference between the two roles, except the employment contract.
     
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    This is a no easy decisions, it involves several factors as personal circumstances, work sector, country...

    If you don't have any personal impediment I would suggest to first check which is the scenario on other companies, you could check in LinkedIn which are the jobs open, what they offer and ask...
    Never be afraid to take a look and be open for proposals.
    Then if you find a new project that is more attractive go for it, if you are rejected you do not lose anything.

    Of course there is always a risk but the benefit is there for the ones that take the risk.

    Again, this is very personal matter but never be afraid of the changes.

    Best luck
     
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    Thank very much for the response. I have several some offers on a table but perhaps is always sad to leave after 10 years and close the chapter.
     
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    Perhaps the difference is that manager resolves the issues and consultant only advises what to do or how it to be done. Hard to say about goals I like to learn about different companies, approach, quality tools used etc plus like working with people rather than be involved in a constant battle?
     
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    Then maybe you could start with that?
     
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    Well main one is personal satisfaction other relevant to qualification and experience are also there
     
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    I agree with Andy. Start with your goals. Do you want to advance to higher levels of management, increase the scope and challenge at your current level, try something completely new? What makes your job enjoyable? Are you driven by money or a sense of accomplishment? If it is simply learning, you can do that without changing jobs by taking advantage of online resources.

    One thing to consider before deciding: Only a few companies have a culture that truly empowers you. There are also a few that are truly toxic and will tear you down quickly. Most are somewhere in between and have a wide range of barriers to your performance. The same exists with bosses. Bosses and company cultures have the biggest impact on whether you are happy in your job. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to tell before it is too late.
     
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