The Career Manifesto

From Michael via Hugh at gapingvoid. Excerpts:

1. Unless you’re working in a coal mine, an emergency ward, or their
equivalent, spare us the sad stories about your tough job. The biggest
risk most of us face in the course of a day is a paper cut.

4. Although your title may be the same, the job that you were hired to
do three years ago is probably not the job you have now. When you are
just coasting and not thinking several steps ahead of your
responsibilities, you are in dinosaur territory and a meteor is coming.

6. Your technical skills may impress the other geeks, but if you can’t
get along with your co-workers, you’re a litigation breeder. Don’t be
surprised if management regards you as an expensive risk.

8. Don’t believe what the organization says it does. Its practices are
its real policies. Study what is rewarded and what is punished and
you’ll have a better clue as to what’s going on.

10.If you plan on showing them what you’re capable of only after you get promoted, you need to reverse your thinking.