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How To Ruin Your Career, IT or Otherwise

One sage piece of advice a boss told me once: "Never burn your bridges on the way out of the village; you'll just make it harder to return here or anywhere." It wasn't original, but heed I did and that career advice has always been useful for me.

I don't know what transpired to make Walt Powell burn bridges with his employer, but suffice it to say that he's probably not going to be working in IT from now to forever. Some folks would chuckle at the incident, but a bigger picture view (no pun intended) shows that he's really done some damage to a program that is trying to help many people battle substance abuse. The tens of thousands of dollars that his mess created was money that programs like them can't spare.

(Sure, this article is old, but I espied it on another blog just posted recently and it's a good lesson on how to kill your career, if you really hate IT or employment in general.)

Posted by Michael Domingo on 06/24/2011 at 11:59 AM


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