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Anonymous

23 Dec 2022

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Will you stay in your job with low pay for the sake of not looking like a job hopper?

In a delimma to stay on in my low paying job at the same time, I don't want it to look like i'm job hopping. Does 6 months or 1 year look bad on the resume?

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I don't think if only 1 short term job will impact a lot of your future career

It depends. Sometimes it's better to leave for another job after just 6 months or 1 year if you feel it's not working out. However, if you do that a few times in succession it starts to look like the problem might be you and not the companies you worked at (or the jobs, pay and working conditions).

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Is the problem really the pay or how you're getting along with your co-workers? (One of the HR directors where I worked once told me that "people don't leave companies, people leave people").

How do we negotiate on a higher salary since I believe most of the companies pay based on last drawn salary? If my current company has 18 days AL and new offer only has 14, should I ask for higher salary to compensate the lesser days of AL?

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I think it's ok to hop - as long as there's a valid reason for it that can be explained to employers... if there's a better opportunity out there, why not?

While staying with one company may look good on paper in terms of stability and commitment, it won’t...

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