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Best Lesson You Learned the Hard Way?

CenturyLink / Sales✌️✌️
Mar 12

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned through experience not to do, even if it sounds like the correct move or neutral? How’d you learn it?

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  • Cloudera PeppaPoo
    Don't kill yourself working under a bad manager.
    Mar 121
  • Barclays PLC / ProductMoSaalah
    Don’t give two shits about your employer if there comes a situation between prioritizing your work and personal life.
    Mar 122
    • CenturyLink / Sales✌️✌️
      OP
      I think it just always comes down to Do You. The company will put itself first every time. I’ve had to keep learning that lesson.
      I am loyal to people, but not a company.
      Mar 12
    • Pool sucks
      Mar 12
  • Intuit Dzlj86
    Don’t tell your indirect manager he’s wrong. Got fired.
    Mar 120
  • Yahoo / Eng
    wills

    YahooEng

    PRE
    Yahoo
    willsmore
    Never complain. Never confront.
    Mar 121
    • Magic Leap b8nk5y
      It’s sad though. Like the nail that stands out gets hammered down.
      Mar 14
  • Google / Engyogi bear
    Don't be satisfied by the fact that you can finally cover living expenses on your own hence stay too long in a shitty job in early stage of your career, it takes so long to catch up. Still catching up.
    Mar 122
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      NewOps

      PRE
      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      Same. Was thankful in the way you describe; never moved. Now trapped in dead end position after two decades.
      Mar 12
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      me too
      Mar 13
  • United Wholesale Mortgage
    zpyM13

    United Wholesale Mortgage

    PRE
    General Motors
    zpyM13more
    Don’t fwb your coworker and then fall for her. Don’t make her pregnant. Don’t tell her she should get an abortion. Don’t accuse her of sleeping around and suggesting the possibility it could be someone else’s. Don’t google adoption info on her laptop. Don’t avoid paying child support. Don’t join a gang in jail. Don’t shank anyone.
    Mar 122
    • Verizon kurious1
      Sounded like a pro, bro 👏
      Mar 12
    • Bank of America Kenz_reves
      Oddly specific
      Mar 12
  • LinkedIn andfru
    Don’t drive drunk.
    Mar 120
  • Google beefjezos
    Jump early, jump often
    Mar 123
    • Nvidia Brouwer
      Curious what’s the rationale here?
      Mar 13
    • Nvidia Brouwer
      Does the TC jump generally outweigh the uncertainties and possible downsides of moving?
      Mar 13
    • Google beefjezos
      There is a "risk" portion that I didn't mention in my comment. Yes, things might not work out, and you might have other problems at your new employer. But many successful people went through this path. What I'm trying to say is people shouldn't be afraid of looking outside when things don't work out in their current job and/or there's better opportunity outside.
      Mar 13
  • Facebook mj8A8
    Loving girlfriend > FANG
    Mar 130
  • Don't sweat the petty, pet the sweaty
    Mar 120
  • Capital One / Eng
    Halo2

    Capital OneEng

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    e4e
    Halo2more
    Don't try to rush promotions. Learn to be patient. If you work hard it will come.
    Mar 122
    • Verizon kurious1
      In ideal 🌎
      Mar 12
    • New / EngTC++
      Really? Isn't it a way for career stagnation?
      Mar 12
  • Amazon xTwJ42
    Never hurt manager's ego
    Mar 120
  • T-Mobile / Mgmtwhee
    Watch your six. Even people you think you can trust will stab you in the back.
    Mar 130
  • Magic Leap b8nk5y
    No one is born a villain, understand the other’s point of view, then reassess.
    Mar 130
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Leetcode hard
    Mar 120
  • Magic Leap b8nk5y
    Keep your integrity but fully understand the consequences of your actions, and be able to live with them.
    Mar 130
  • Comcast / EngNotenough1
    That you f*** her before you commit with the relationship. It's like deploy and then only you run test cases. Most of the time will fail but not in real life.
    Mar 130
  • Intel heywatsup
    Mind your own business
    Mar 140
  • T-Mobile bqwte
    Know the difference between what you want vs what you really, really want
    Mar 130

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