Now let's be real, we're talking about Silicon Valley and it is very competitive. I look back and realize that it was a very low paying job, but I do have to say that I did learn from the best engineers and the company ran more efficiently than most. No need to put on a fake smile and just work to get the job done. I'm not good a fake smiles so I was able to work effectively at this company.
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