It seems that green shoots begin to be seen after so many years of economic recession, and finally the unemployment rates not only remain stable, but have been falling in recent months.
Younger workers, known as the millennial generation, have gained confidence and increasingly assume the risks of changing jobs seeking a quality leap in their working conditions, almost always for salary issues.
According to the Good finance Study of the Spanish payroll expenses, the average payroll is € 1,842, with a difference of € 356 between men and women. Basque Country the community where you pay the best (€ 2,173 / month) versus the Canary Islands with the lowest average payroll (€ 1,631 / month).
Here the question becomes interesting
although the economy is better, wages are not; As a result, looking for work in another company where negotiating your salary conditions from scratch has become an effective method of making more money.
There are professionals who have made changing jobs a habit that is repeated every few months. For these workers the explanation is reduced to, or staying in the same company for years and expecting an increase of 1 percent per year or otherwise quitting everything and getting another job an increase of 10 percent of their annual gross income.
The most consolidated companies tend to be more alarmed at this type of practice, however, the younger ones not only accept it but also encourage it by offering good sums of money if the candidate is worth it.
You can find “yours”
The millennial generation are often described as the great sufferers of the paradox of choice. We have so many options to choose from that, rather than making things easier, they complicate them even more and decide what to do with our professional career becomes a nightmare.
Even during a recession economy, many of us have had more options available than an idea of what to do with them: Do we look for a regular job or do we start a business? Is it better to stay or travel the world and gain professional experience? Do we continue to expand knowledge or focus on what we already know?
Job changes or “job hopping” allow us to experiment in different departments, functions and fields, which can help us get a job adapted to our needs; After all, if you’re going to spend a third of your life at work, it’s better to make sure it fits you.
Job hopping is losing its stigma
After 2008, professionals – especially young people – realized that loyalty to the company was already a thing of the past. Millennials believe that loyalty is a two-way street, a bilateral relationship that companies have broken demonstrating that in difficult times, no one is essential. This has caused the devotion and feeling of belonging to the company to be diluted in favor of the needs of each worker.
This reality has changed the way we see the job hopping overnight, having a whole generation of workers questioning their own future and acting accordingly.