I have worked more than 30 years, with slightly less than 30 years spent in professional, business, and executive roles. I have made some mistakes despite many career scores. So after a wise mentor sat me down one afternoon over lunch, my career took a different turn, and eventually, I went into business.
Recently, the world media was abuzz about a certain footballer who bit another on the soccer field, and seemed to have gotten away with it. After all, he has done that a couple of times before, and was never permanently barred from playing professionally (i.e. getting big paychecks).