The covenant between employer and employee has profoundly changed.
Defined as the emerging phenomenon concerning employees bouncing between positions or organizations, job hopping is not without a reason.
Staying at a job for approximately one or two year(s), then proceeding to hop into a whole new position can be an easy path leading to a more content life; above all, the common determinants leading to the occurrence of the otherwise extensive job-hopping behaviour among employees nowadays, are none other than financial satisfaction and the pursuit of knowledge.
However, with incessant job-hopping comes certain drawbacks.
At the same time of us pursuing our rightful ambitions and instant gratification, we usually forget to take a pause to recollect our seemingly insignificant moments in our paths across the time spent in our careers. Simply because life is too short and we want more.
Other than the fringe benefits and stigma that follow us everywhere we go, constantly reminding us that we are never in one place long enough to establish any professional status for ourselves, what about the difference in work culture?
Being exposed to a newfangled yet foreign office culture without prior research might just be the ‘silent bomb’ that could bring our careers apart.
Just as everything in life, we have to weigh in on the boons and banes before we act- all for the sake of finding a balance in between.
As the BM proverb goes:
Sepandai-pandai tupai melompat, akhirnya jatuh ke tanah juga
No matter how proficient or well adjusted we’ve learned to adapt to our positions, we are still bound to make mistakes- but that is completely ok, because it proves that we are all human beings. Also because we have colleagues who have grown accustomed to our working styles, working together towards fixing our overlooked mistakes and supporting our backs.
Your career is on you. You have the right to develop or progress according to how you see fit, but at the expense of recognising the difference in organizational culture practiced across different organizations.
Ultimately, an unorthodox culture could end up being the gamechanger to your plans for your future. Ponder on your decisions before taking a step.