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Discussion on: What's the worst career decision you've ever made?

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Carter Wickstrom • Edited on

'Worst' isn't always fair: I stayed too long at a job where I could actively participate in my son's early schooling. The first half was great: I was doing neat stuff, and I could be a really engaged dad. The 2nd half, it was comfortable and familiar, and I watched the field move past me.

I don't regret taking that job - we did some amazing things there - but I definitely stayed there about 3 years too long. Had I stayed much longer, a) I probably would have been let go, and b) I probably would have struggled to find a relevant role in IT, which I love.