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how long have you been in this industry?

How long have you been in this industry?
How much money do you make when you first start your job?
What is the dynamic of people that work there?
What kind of benefits do you get?
What is the job like?

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Erica Lynn’s Answer

I'm proud to say that I've been a member of the Verizon Communications family for almost twenty years now. Your salary here can vary, as it's based on where you live and the cost of living in that area. To give you a ballpark figure, the starting salary back in 2006 was between $23,000 and $32,000.

One of the great things about working at Verizon is the opportunity to work from the cozy comfort of our own homes, in a truly uplifting and supportive atmosphere. Here, we're always encouraged to keep learning and growing in our careers.

What really stands out about Verizon is the outstanding benefits package. It's not just about the health, vision, and dental coverage, but also the tuition reimbursement. These were the perks that initially drew me to Verizon.

Sure, like any job you truly love, there can be challenges. But, if you show up every day, give it your best shot, and maintain a strong sense of honesty, you'll always have a secure spot on our team.
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Matthew’s Answer

I embarked on my journey in the technology sector back in 2005, which means I've been in the industry for a solid 18 years. Throughout this period, I've remained loyal to the same company. When I first started, my annual salary was $24,500. However, the current entry-level salary at my company has increased to $39,500. With time and several promotions, my earnings have significantly surpassed this amount.

The company I work for offers an impressive benefits package. This includes ample vacation, personal, and sick leave, comprehensive health care, dental and vision insurance, a 401k match, and even college reimbursement among other things.

However, the company's dynamics have undergone a significant transformation over the last 3-4 years compared to the previous 14. We've shifted to a work-from-home model, which I must admit, I'm not particularly fond of. I miss the face-to-face interactions and the energy of a physical workspace.

Additionally, the company underwent a "restructure" which seemed to significantly impact the middle management and overall company dynamic. But I suppose, such changes are inevitable if you stick around in a company long enough.

Despite the ever-evolving landscape of technology, the nature of my job remains constant. I spend my days guiding customers on how to use the latest technology. This can become monotonous as it involves repeating the same instructions over and over again.
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Losun’s Answer

I've been in tech for 13 years. I"ve been in my current company for 9 years.
Thank you comment icon Hi Losun! Can you give Mario some additional insight into your career? Sharyn Grose, Admin
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Racheal’s Answer

Hello,
Thank you fir this question. I have been working in mental health for 18 years. I've worked in multiple settings from the government, lots of non profit, prison, for profit with celebrities, education, and private practice.

Mental health varies with income based on multiple reasons. My first job I waking $27,000. It wasn't the best, at all and I still have no idea how I survived during the 2008 recession . Yikes!

For this job, it was a non profit and we made our own schedules which is a benefit, however we had to make sure we completed billable hours to keep our job so that could be complicated some days or weeks because if cancelations or change in schedule. I was able to manage my caseload and I had a mostly supportive team. We also did community and work events to help build morale. I think trying to balance work and personal life became an internal strive for me because doing so much could cause burnout fast. These are things to consider as your considerate the job you take.
Sometimes the first job many not be the best, however leaving the job with no "bad blood" and "strong bonds" is key!
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