This is a great topic and I would like some advice as well. I may ramble but any good feedback would be great.
I am 24 years old, currently a QA Manager/ SQF Practitioner in the dairy industry.
I started 3 years ago as a lab technician right after finishing my biochemistry undergrad degree and moved up the ranks fairly quickly to a 3rd shift supervisor in the yogurt business. After about 6 months I was moved to the 1st/2nd shift sanitation supervisor. I have received training in SQF, HACCP, and better process. After about 5 months of sanitation, I was asked to fill in as a manager for a bit. However, when it came hiring a manager,I interviewed, immediately the vp said your not ready. I was overlooked to by someone with zero qa experience and someone who did not even know what CIP was. She prob never even looked at a HACCP plan in her life. I left due to pay, hours, and location.
So I left to become a manager at a poultry plant. This was way more money, location was further, and had okay benefits. This did not work out so well. Within 5 months I was outta there due to issues I cannot say. This is not even on my resume.
I then decided I would follow through with a recruiter that called and made my way into this dairy position. Good pay, good benefits, good location, however now they want me to work 7 days a week, and I am getting into big issues with higher management. I want to be a team player, and my techs know I am available if needed through phone, text, email 24/7. I actually just received another call from a recruiter for more money, same benefits, same distance, etc.
Any advance would help. I understand the politics involved, however it seems these corporations will lie to get you in the door.
Am I TURNING INTO A JOB HOPPER? it seems so. I do not want this on my resume at 24 years old. but the recruiters keep calling.