Ever been annoyed by someone who kept saying how things were done at their last job? It’s the worst, right?
The worst part is that a sentence that starts with “at my last company…” often has great insight. But the second those words are said, the point is tainted. People think “oh here we go again” and tune out.
So I’m trying to build a habit of replacing “at my last company…” with “one thing I’ve seen work before is…”
That seems less annoying, I hope?