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30 People Reveal The Biggest Lessons Their Jobs Has Taught Them

Working is fun when you have the perfect combination of coworkers, the best working environment, and are surrounded by an encouraging peer group. But what happens if none of these factors are present? After that, your working life and career become a living hell, and all you can think about is quitting your job.


There is no doubt that money is extremely important in our lives if we want to live a healthy and pleasurable lifestyle. Our lives are full of unexpected twists and turns, and we always learn something new as a result of these surprises, as well as in each phase of our lives. In the same way, there are numerous life lessons that can be learned while working for any organization. Or, maybe from the internet where people have shared their experiences, whether positive or negative. There’s always something in these life lessons that helps us in making decisions.

Thanks to angelamavalla, one of the Twitter users who asked the question “What is the biggest lesson that employment has taught you?” surprisingly, the majority of her followers started answering this question. Some of the responses are relatable and some of them are so hilarious that we couldn’t stop laughing at them.

So, let’s check out what experienced people have shared on the internet for the rest of the world!

1. Read this tweet twice, because it’s worth reading!

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2. Loving what you do makes your job more fun.


A London-based career coach, Nichola Simpson once stated that the need of managing your career strategically should be on the top of the list. She stated: “In the early years, the attention is on the acquisition of skill, knowledge, expertise,” 

Nicola said. “Thereafter, people need to be thinking about their long-term career progression, focusing on the selection of roles they both want and NEED to do to advance, and then actively managing their timeline.” Namely “not staying in any one role too long, equally not leaving too soon.” 

Understanding the companies we work for can be quite challenging at times, or with the people, we work with. “Attention needs to be given to the underlying culture and relationship dynamics within organizations,” Simpson said. “People need to ask themselves, what factors are driving these?” 

Making sense of this can be quite tricky and confusing at times. She explained, “but getting to the root drivers helps to create awareness and options for how best to respond.” 

3. Here’s some solid advice.

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4. That’s the real face of HR. Very well explained. 

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5. Work, work, and work.

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Reading what people have shared their experiences on the internet helps make better decisions in our professional lives. “The stories of others can inspire and also serve as a warning of the many career pitfalls out there,” Simpson added.

“Be confident in your career and your ability to navigate the inevitable challenges that will arise on the way. Get the help of a career coach when needed and have a plan, don’t drift.” According to Simpson, there’s an opportunity for growth and development in every experience be it is a good one or a bad one. She said: “Even the worse professional encounters can be our best educators,”

6. The reality of many organizations!

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7. …and live your life peacefully.

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8. Organizations don’t care, they are heartless.

Via DearBlueEarth

9. Getting along with coworkers is a key to success. 


A survey done by Gallup states that in the past few decades the rate of American adults who say they are “completely satisfied” with their jobs has exponentially increased. Whereas, people who were “completely” or “somewhat” satisfied added up to 87 percent of the participants in 2021. 

However, only 32 percent of workers stated that are “completely satisfied” with their jobs when they were asked about the amount of on-the-job stress they face every day. And they were more stressed at the beginning of the pandemic. Anyways, there’s plenty of need for improvements while workers in the U.S. might be more satisfied with their workplace safety, relationships with coworkers, and job security.

10. Every organization tells this lie…

Via travmason

11. The perfect equation that we can relate to. 

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12. The biggest red flag ever.

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Your working environment is toxic if you don’t feel like working there, or if you are in a bad situation, or maybe you think about yourself that you might have the syndrome of “can’t get out of bed in the morning”. 

A career coach, writer, and speaker, Kristina Leonardi, once told us that you won’t be able to fulfill your life if you are not feeling energized, cant use your time in a useful way. 

13. Such a great theory.

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14. Wrong…give exit interview and give proper feedback.

Via whatsupwithmaia

15. We should prioritize them.

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16. Absolutely true!

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There are a few things you should do if you believe your job is affecting your physical and emotional well-being, or if you learned something unsettling about your company or the people you work with.

Leonardi suggested. “Take an honest assessment of the situation,”  also she stated “Is it temporary or can it be fixed with a personnel change? Namely, is it just one bad actor or is the tone being set at the highest levels of management?” If you believe that toxic behavior is “initiated, tolerated, or emanated from the top down, there is a good chance that nothing will change, so it’s best to have an exit strategy.”

17. Just fake it till you make it!

Via Danger_Mike

18. Umm, don’t agree with the second piece of advice!

Via MadisonKittay

19. JD is just a wish list for hiring managers.

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20. ..and destroying your mental peace as well!

Via DavonSwan

People sometimes want to demonstrate to their bosses that they are good employees by taking on more work and responsibilities, but they do not anticipate that their boss will begin to take advantage of them. In an interview with Kristina Leonardi, she stated that people who tend to stay in toxic workplaces can sometimes display “a certain lack of self-worth and no boundaries, which others take advantage of.”

Fortunately, many workers eventually come to the realization that they deserve a healthier workplace and more compassionate treatment.  “Once they recognize this and do the work on themselves to get to a better place of inner value and self-esteem, their next situation will improve. Otherwise, they will keep repeating the pattern until they learn (it will be a case of ‘same boss, different name’).”

21. Couldn’t agree more!

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22. Humble advice!

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23. Ladies and gentlemen, take notes for a healthy life.

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24. The main reason why employees want to resign.

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Your precious resources are your time and energy according to Leonardi. She explained that “No job situation is perfect but no one should tolerate a toxic environment; everyone has a unique set of skills, talents, and abilities they can apply in some shape or form.” Moreover, people can always find something new “where they can develop, learn, grow, and then use that opportunity to get to the next best place on their career journey,” she concluded.

25. Every single word of this Tweet is so damn true…

Via Jesuonyem

26. Because time flies!

Via 1stgenYolee

27. Ture that!

Via joy_flo

28. Exactly!

Via ElqueNoNacio

29. The second source of income is so important.

Via BrittanySharnez

30. Majority of people quit jobs because of bad managers.

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What lessons you have learned from your career? Let us know in the comments area below!


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