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Suck it up and drive on

The most important lesson I've ever learned.  No matter what life throws at you, stay positive.  I can handle anything, I can persevere.  I WILL NOT QUIT
Jeremy Tendler at 1/29/2009 1:13 PM

Performance does get rewarded in the military

Despite inflated performance ratings that result in the introduction of new rating systems every so often, I've found that you do get rewarded if you do your job to the best of your ability.
I've also found that creativity is rewarded, because sometimes in time-sensitive situations, you need to come up with a solution that may not be in the book.
Jeremy is also right. If things aren't going your way, you do need to suck it up and drive on.    
Jon P. Bird at 2/16/2009 11:51 AM

What I learned

Never Again Volunteer Yourself.  I still haven't learned that I guess.

Oh, if only the IRS did run like the military.  Then I wouldn't have to worry about dying in a fire because people won't leave their desks during drills.  In the service, everyone is just trained to take action.  I miss the structure.
Courtney M. Popenberg at 3/25/2009 10:50 AM

What I Learned

Hurry up and Wait! That is wht I learned, and not much has changed since I have worked in the IRS. Must be a government thing!

I agree with the Never Again Volunteer Yourself! HA HA.

And yes, Hard Work does pay off!
Gregory A. Taylor at 10/2/2009 9:19 PM