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5 Business Skills Every IT Pro Must Master (Collection) by Leigh Thompson, Jerry Weissman, Terry J. Fadem, Stephen Robbins, Robert Follett

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Epilogue

Are You Still Here?

So, did I survive my first year of punishment in the corporate world? Yes.

After nearly a year riding airplanes every day, I returned to the home office to demand a better job. My personal record of plane rides was 22 in an 8-day period (lots of short hops and before the days of tight airport security). When I returned home from this exhausting week, I sat sideways on a chair, leaning into the corner of the kitchen…only to wake up there 9 hours later. It was time for a change.

I walked into my manager's office prepared to issue an ultimatum: Another assignment or I was history. My travel time had allowed me to check out market opportunities, so I realized that I did have value elsewhere if the company was no longer ...

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