For almost the last two decades of my career, I had experienced many ups and downs. Guess it will be no different for most of us in our careers. Twenty years is not that long yet, but sufficient for me to see and learn so many things.
My career experience started during my army days where politics were prevalent and disgustful. This followed by the 2003 SARs crisis where job seeking was extremely difficult, having just graduated and needed to repay the huge tuition fee and study loan I undertook during my university days.
In situation when there are very little office politics, I experienced severe health issues due to my work nature of being offshore, and frequent the hospitals. Then came the 2008-09 Great Financial Crisis that caught everyone by surprise, and I learnt that there is no surety in our jobs.