CRAIN'S: Is job-hopping the only way to get ahead in Chicago? New survey says so.
It used to be taboo, but now nearly 2 out of 3 local employees believe you have to jump ship to get ahead.
The scenario might sound familiar. You've been at a company five or so years; you work hard and reach your goals. Sometimes your boss lets you slide out early on a Friday to catch a Cubs game, and you're fully vested in benefits and options. Not a bad gig—plenty of people have it worse.
But there's a flip side: no clear path to getting ahead. When you've lobbied for promotions, your boss demurs. Your salary has inched up, but not enough to sweeten your lifestyle, and your responsibilities—well, they've stagnated, too. Read more...