Great advice from Penelope Trunk. This story reads like a letter from dad.
During the roaring ’90s, you could jump from job to job without help from anyone else. Now, you need staying power since you’re going to be at the company a while. The easiest way to stay a while is to make sure you feel connected to the people you work with.
So make some friends. And even when you can’t be friends, be nice. Work late on your boss’s stupid pet project without complaining. Give a sympathetic ear to an annoying co-worker. Mentor someone who you think is hopeless. Respect the fact that each person in this world has something to offer; you just never know when it will reveal itself.