Advice to the younger generation: Always expect the unexpectedI am now 50+. As a middle-aged man with more than 28 years of Government Service under my belt, I have acquired some experience. The valuable life experience is required to be shared with younger generation. So, I am trying to do the same.
Younger friends, have you worked under bosses? Have you developed good relation with your boss? If not, try to establish good relation with him/her as early as possible. Otherwise you will have unpleasant surprises. Your inefficient colleagues would get leave, you won't. You work very hard, but your APAR grading won't show much difference from the APAR grading of your inefficient colleagues. You will give useful and effective suggestions, your boss will try to take credit of it.
So, develop good relation with your boss, otherwise expect the unexpected, i.e., unpleasant surprises. If you don't pay heed to my advice, be prepared to fight it out like me (of course, not literally).
This is universal rule. It is also applicable in ISC. Develop good relation with the Lead Editor of the section where you are most active. For example, Members most active in Forum section must have good relation with the Lead Editor of this section, otherwise you may find your thread (which you may have prepared after lot of effort/studying), gets deleted unexpectedly.
Young Members! Take advice from this middle-aged man. You may find such advice useful in future.