The snake and ladder games are very much representative of the fluctuating fortunes of employees at work place.
Gone are the days when people used to be working in a single job throughout their lives. People change multiple jobs and benefit out of change. However it is important to weigh the pros and cons before making the change.
It is important to understand your compulsions for change. Change must not be an impulsive decision. Many a times it could be as silly as wanting to teach your superior a lesson, a perceived illusion that you may mentally relish. Change is a very serious business and should happen after intense introspection and not as a result of a knee jerk reaction on the basis of some unsavory incident at the office. Neither should change be as a result of peer pressure or herd mentality.
It is critical to understand if you have exhausted all your options within the existing company that you are working. Please be conscious of the fact that there is no company in the world where there is no problem. Only the manifestation of the problem differs.
It is important to note that only long stints in any company can help you understand the nuances of the field you are specializing in and achieve excellence in your chosen field. Stability in any job is seen as a big virtue by many an employer. Not only it helps you to achieve some depth in your chosen field, but it also helps you to enjoy the other aspects of life and achieve a certain balance in life.
Frequent job changes can take you places but will not help you make a mark. Enhanced monetary rewards alone do not make for a satisfying job change. You must remember that you if you get a markedly higher compensation, the expectation from you will also increase proportionately.
When you decide to make a change