I think this is a bit obvious, but I almost learned the hard way, work to avoid making enemies. I work in a small, competitive niche, and in Canada in particular, the financial industry is small, and I am coming to the realization that everyone knows everyone, especially in my space. I made the mistake of sending an email shitting all over a former coworker to another former coworker, and unbelievably, the person I was shitting on read the email over the other person's shoulder at an industry function we were at. I was lucky in that the shittee has effectively ruined her own name, so I won't really get hurt by it, but it could have been worse. I now make an effort to cultivate a positive image and avoid talking about other firms or individuals in a negative light.
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4/6/11 at 3:44pm