This week I had my 6 anniversary at Goodgamestudios.
That also means that it is already 6 years I moved more than 1000 km away from Milan (Italy) to Hamburg (Germany).
It has been an amazing journey and I am really thankful for this experience. It gave me the opportunity to work in a modern, young and innovative environment and to live and raise my kids in a green, tidy, bike-friendly, hip, lively city.
Even though we went through some hard times - 3 years ago there were 2 tough waves of massive layoffs - I am so glad I am still here.
And this is probably the reason why I am still here (yeah, well besides the fact that I live exactly 7 minutes away by bike :-) ).
In the past I always felt the need and the urge to move on, to change the company and look for new people and new challenges. There is nothing bad in staying in the same place for long, but
especially in IT I always felt that if you don't move on, you likely risk to get stuck and become outdated.
Luckily for me in these 6 years at GGS I worked on 4 different projects and teams, so it really feels as if I worked in 4 different companies.
What is your experience? What are your feelings about working in the same place for a long time? Is it just that I became lazy and don't want to take new challenges? Or did I finally recognize that if I am happy where I am there is no need for constantly searching elsewhere?
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