Trapped in orbit

Every employee has the right to switch to another employer if he or she is dissatisfied. Yet it is often difficult to make that transition due to primary and secondary employment conditions. Employees who have been with the same employer for a long time often cannot simply switch to another employer. This is largely due to the fact that they have built up an income that other employers are not willing or able to offer. Another cause is the security offered by the current employer. A transfer generally means that you have to settle for a temporary contract. For example, in the event of a reorganization within the new company, there is a chance that the temporary contract will not be converted into a permanent contract.

Employees with a lot of experience are too expensive

Employees who have gained a lot of experience are well sought after in certain professional groups. Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case. In professions where experience plays a subordinate role, it is difficult to switch to a different boss. Other employers can also opt for less experienced, but much cheaper workers. In these types of cases, the experience often does not outweigh the additional wage costs that the employer must bear.

Settling for less income

For many employees it will not be easy to settle for a lower income. You may no longer like your old job, but you may be tempted not to change jobs because of the earnings. Your spending pattern is based on current income. You may have even bought a house based on the current salary. If you really no longer like the current position, you will still have to take measures. You can’t go to a boss year after year with reluctance.

Secondary employment conditions as a binding agent

In addition to the salary, the secondary employment conditions can also be an additional commitment to your employer. You must also give up these benefits when you change employers. For example, you can consider a good pension, a low personal contribution when building up your pension or a discount on mortgage interest because you can take advantage of favorable conditions with an insurer or a bank through the employer.

Different position with the same employer

A solution could be to look for another position with the same employer. This will not always be possible with smaller employers, but it is worthwhile to enter into discussions with the employer. In general, you can receive guidance from the HR department for any training.

Discovering your qualities

You can’t stay in a position you really don’t like. You could remain in your current position and also follow a course or study in the direction you prefer. After completing your studies, it will be easier for you to get a job in the desired field. After completing proper training, you will also be able to make demands from the new employer. You could also do an internship in your spare time. Unfortunately, this is virtually impossible to combine with a full-time job.