Past tense of become.
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My failed corporate career became the fodder for the
Dilbert comic. Once it became clear I would
not be climbing any higher on the corporate ladder, it freed me to mock managers without worrying that it
would stall my career. Most failures create some sort of unplanned freedom. I took full advantage of mine.
One strategy for getting ahead is being incredibly good at a particular skill; you need to be world-class to stand
out for that skill. In my case, I layered fairly average skills together until the combination became special.