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    Most important question.....

    This is a question for all those out there in the working world. If you were interviewed by a student what would ya'll want that student to know? Even if they never asked or knew to ask, the thing you would consider the most important piece of information for anyone desiring to go on and be a planner. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

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    The most important piece of advice I ever received was this.

    For every problem, no matter how complex, there is a simple answer...which is invariably wrong.

    Don't take yourself, or your solutions, too seriously.

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    Well.....

    This would be a good one on short notice....

    If you don't generally like dealing with people.....don't plan on being a *planner

    Excludes GIS geeks working in a cube in the office with very little interaction with the public...
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    I can't take credit for this, but a wise sage once told me that 2% of your customers account for 95% of your headaches. Do the math....

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    It was once pointed out to me that I should remeber that "work is like commercials on T.V., it pays for the stuff you want to do outside of work."

    It seems simple, but if work is your life, then when work suc**ks, then life suc**ks.

    On planning... I would say "What is all the rage today may be called Urban Renewal tommorrow, think it through on your own, don't follow like a lemming."


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    Advice

    How about, "No good deed goes unpunished."

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    If nobody follows through with your recommendations (esp. elected officials) never take it too personal.

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