I caused some shit at work this past week.
One incident was totally and completely my fault, and I'll take whatever (within reason) reprimand that comes my way. I was an ass, and it'll take a long time to fix it. But I've tried, and the best I can try and do is learn and move on.
The second was basically getting shit on by someone in another department over email. That of course was forwarded up as high as it could in my department. The only thing I can really learn in this situation is to do less, because doing more means stepping on toes to get things done.
But, I guess we have to learn something from every situation. Sometimes you learn things that can be put to good, and other times you learn that sometimes it just isn't worth the effort.
It's sad, because I like putting in the effort. It's what makes things interesting. But it sure ain't worth getting in shit for.