I don’t understand people who work at the same place for years. Now it’s not as popular in Russia as it was in the Soviet Union where people used to work in the same factories for decades. Rising up the career ladder within one company was an evidence of your great skills and high proficiency. A person starts working at a plant right after he finishes high school and he is still working there after retirement.
Now everything has changed.
The more places, the better. Today career mobility is a sign of your striving for success and pursuing a higher standard of living.
I want to talk about an extremely important document for all citizens of Russia. No, it’s not a driver’s license. I don’t want to put my driver’s license on this blog. When I’m not wearing a headscarf I’m not that pretty.
In Russia, we still have printed “labor books” (trudovaya knizhka), which contain official record of an employee’s work history.
HR managers should write down all “steps” of a worker’s career ladder in the labor book. It’s one of the most important documents for each employee. Though, according to recent employment law changes, they are going to be abolished by 2017. Because, by 2016, computers will finally appear in Russia.
When my grandfather saw my labor book with my past work experience, he said that no one Soviet employer would have hired me. Those, who had more than two or three previous jobs, were considered unreliable and irresponsible because they might have changed work due to their poor professional and social skills. Society would blame them for not knowing what they wanted. Those workers were called “fliers” (летуны) that meant they “flew” from place to place like a bee.
Now we are facing an upside down economic situation – the more you fly, the more honey you will have in the end.
#IbelieveIcanFly #MayaTheBee #IdidItAgain #BackInUSSR #CandidCandidate #NoMoneyNoHoney #JobDroppingExperience #BSOD