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Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Corporate IT

January 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments


10. Deodorant is not optional.
9. Change jobs early in your career to get ahead.
8. Change jobs late in your career to get ahead.
7. Work as an independent consultant anytime you can.
6. Blogging is a two-edged sort. It can take away as many opportunities as it helps you find.
5. Get hemorrhoids. It’s a perfect excuse to leave a dull meeting.
4. Just because you’re 100% better than the guy next to you doesn’t mean you’re 100% more important.
3. Try reading the books in your cube every once in a while. You might actually learn something.
2. Getting a $100 memory upgrade for your laptop is treated with the same scrutiny as acquiring a $100M software package.
1. Did I mention that deodorant is not optional?

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Robz // Jan 24, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    11. Go to as many conferences as possible to get ahead.

  • 2 Robz // Jan 24, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Very nice! I chuckled at how true much of that is.

  • 3 Kushal Ashok // Sep 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    LOL

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