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Kellogg Bloggin: Job Promotions Can Have Down Side

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The resignation today of former, and very successful, Gonzaga coach Dan Monson as the head basketball coach at the U of Minnesota made me think of his father, Don Monson, the fired head basketball coach at the University of Oregon, who had been the highly successful coach at the University of Idaho, which made me think of my father, head basketball coach nowhere. All three men were doing wonderful work in jobs that had lower prestige and moved up the ladder of their professions, and failed — Raymond Pert/Kellogg Bloggin.

DFO: Raymond Pert goes on to tell a poignant story re: how his father was promoted to a foreman’s job in the Silver Valley mines and later regretted it.

Question: Have you every accepted a job or taken a promotion that you lived to regret?

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