• Carl Walther

    The best job is one that doesn’t feel like a job and you enjoy every aspect of it. wages, benefits, the people and enviorment, have a great deal in the factors of employment, you have to enjoy what you are doing and also enjoy and get along with the people you work with everyday.

    • Barry_D

      “…you have to enjoy what you are doing and also enjoy and get along with the people you work with everyday.”

      Never had it, never will. And no prospects of either.

  • Pete Madere

    Being treated like an ADULT, instead of an unwanted STEPCHILD — try that for a change!!!

  • mrivera

    In my case, career advancement isn’t an issue since I’m going to retire in 2-3 years. The bosses are fine but my co-workers are the nastiest and unpleasant ones I’ve had in 40 years. The compensation is well above industry standard so I grit my teeth and tough it out.

  • http://www.SeanDurrant.Co.UK/ Sean Durrant

    My experience is that in most cases reasons that engineers leave permanent jobs falls into one of these 3 categories

  • Hussein Mazen

    Really it is a highly vital and practical topic to be discussed now, where mostly it is raised between employees.

  • Avi Marranazo

    Interesting article, even so, grammar errors turn me off and there’s one in the first line: “We know that it’s far cheaper to retain an employee than to replace them.” There’s an inconsistency between the singular “employee” and the plural “them”.
    You should have written: “…it’s far cheaper to retain employees than to replace them” or “…cheaper to retain an employee than to replace him.” Just my two cents regarding incorrect grammar.