Yesterday would have been my 33rd Anniversary of working, if I hadn’t pulled the plug on MegaCorp 6 years ago. I first worked downtown Minneapolis for The Pillsbury Company. Monday, August 14, 1989 is an important date that I will always remember.
Today, August 15th, my son is having a milestone date, too. He’s starting a new job with the second-largest company in the world, Amazon. This isn’t the start of his career – he’s been working for more than two years already after college – but a big jump forward.
He said today will be like the ‘first day of school’ as he joins such a huge company. If I worked for a MegaCorp, he now works for GigaCorp!
Likewise, his salary is much, much bigger than I could have ever imagined two years into my career. Even adjusted for inflation, he is making between 3x-4x what I was making then.
The good news is that his new job is based right here in downtown Minneapolis, where I first started. We are so excited he could be assigned to a role here instead of moving to Seattle! He went through the whole hiring process without knowing the location. But it worked out well.
Do you remember the date that you started your career? What other milestone career dates do you regularly recall?
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