Job Loyalty Still Pays
(Wall Street Journal) — Daniel Nicholson firmly believes in the value of company loyalty. At 46, the vice president of global quality has worked at General Motors in Detroit for 29 years, though he admits that his longevity isn’t the norm. “When you’ve been at a company for a long time, you really build a network of people that know what you can do,” he says. “They tend to trust you more and that brings opportunity. That’s what’s worked for me.” After years of layoffs and pay cuts, the thawing job market is giving some frustrated employees an opportunity to jump ship. But career experts say that staying put should be a top option.