I am a developer who graduated in 2016 and am in my third job. I am currently concerned that my resume makes me look like a job hopper because I am one. But I also have no interest in being at my current company long term as I got denied for a level up and was told to try again in 6 months to a year.
I would leave tomorrow but because of the low tenure issue I am worried that I cannot attract a good offer. So for about a year, I want to continue holding the job but to transfer as much time and energy to my departure planning as possible. I have identified a wide variety of professional development opportunities for myself. But this would cut dramatically into my work time.
I can do a 30th percentile job in 2-3 hours a day. We only seem to terminate the bottom 10% so that is fine to keep my job. My issue is that I was previously a high performer who took initiative and tried new things, things I will no longer be doing. I am just wondering if anyone has done from being a top 10% performer to a bottom 25% performer and handled that transition without people getting too mad.
Doing some searching on this site, I found this question.
I am nowhere near as star as that developer, but I also want to avoid the negative reaction of my boss noticing (or at least commenting) that I am not as good as before. I have no idea what past performance capital is worth for deferring consequences for no longer performing.