Your job is not you – A lesson learnt

It was truly a good opportunity chatting with mentors as they can provide you with good insights on your job.

Yesterday, I was talking to a mentor during a project completion celebration lunch. He was telling that we did a good job on the project and then added, "We can only do so much in such a short time frame!".

Our submission, is now under approval by the approval board. He commented, I know we did a good job but whatever the board say, that's all we truly could do. If they will say we did a bad job, we will asked them why and we shall not get offended as if it was a personal comment. No, it was only a job. Your job is not you, don't get offended with any bad comments. Just say, well tell me how could I do better.

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).