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I admit that I could look for new opportunities much more proactively given that I like the general atmosphere here less and less.
On the other hand, I’m a little older so perhaps it's hard for me to decide to start from scratch all over again. I wonder how many employees here are really actively looking for work at the moment?

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When I left GA and interviewed at other places my skill set was very outdated. Although I was an expert in certain technology none of it was leading edge or even last year’s technology. I was often giving examples of processes and tech that had been outdated for at least 10 years. I finally got hired at a lower position but surprisingly only took a minor pay cut Bc GA had been under paying me for years.
It took awhile to get use to the new pace but eventually I caught on and have since worked my way up. I did see more than a handful of old GA employees not make it.
At least where I am at I wouldn’t say having GA on your resume is something we look for and can often be looked as a negative

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Post ID: @5vmq+1dTeJ2Hg

I worked at GA for 9.5 years and left GA two years ago at my late 40's. I was able to get a job out of state in a big company but my kids had to transfer in the middle of high and middle school. That was very tough. I think since we are older it could be hard for us in the job market. GA is somewhat respected in the aerospace. I know it from my interviews with other companies.

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Post ID: @3iil+1dTeJ2Hg

It's true. I recently left GA and started a new job. I was only at GA for a few years, but it felt like I was coming out of retirement because i have to relearn so much at the new job. The longer you stay at GA, the harder it is to get out.

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Post ID: @3tgj+1dTeJ2Hg

a lot of coworkers retrained themselves or just left because technicals / engineers are in such high demand!

Dont listen to the naysayers! you can do it! courage!

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Post ID: @1kbf+1dTeJ2Hg

The longer you are at GA the less you are employable. Every year spent at GA means your skill set is less valuable. If you have a valuable skill set you will get hire fast due to the labor shortage. If you look at your resume and see GA on it for over 5 years - good luck! I tired to hire old coworkers at GA that were “high performers” at GA. But when they entered the real world they could not make it. GA is it’s own world where standards don’t exist and failure gets you promoted. I would suggest not to rock the boat and just fail with the company!

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