There will probably be a point in your work life, whether you’re a professional or a tradesperson, where you will mentor a younger you. It could be as simple as helping the new guy get the lay of the land, an apprenticeship program, or being a true mentor.
So here’s what I passed along to a young engineer after he got called out by his new wife.
Work-Home balance is a crock of shit.
Your boss doesn’t like to cuddle.
The CEO won’t kiss you goodnight.
When you move on from this job… no one will really miss you.
Harsh? Maybe. But it’s what I wish I had been told at 25 instead of learning it the hard 15y later.