How would it be possible using T-SQL to find the raw amount of time that has passed between when the job started and when the job ended?

i have used this function

datediff(ss,grn_date,GETDATE()) .

this function gets the jobs done how ever if the diffrence btw the dates is huge like grn_date is in u know 2006-1-1 then i get the error that"Arithmetic overflow error converting int to data type numeric." so now what do i do to get the values.

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