Best piece of advice I could give to anyone is make as much relevant connections as possible and preserve them as best as you can. Jump on every connection possibility as fast and as enthusiastically as you can or just hook in to existing connections between existing connections.
Thank god they don't make me answer the phone. I volunteered, once. Thankfully, they know better.
Do the job that's in front of you. Exigencies of the service and all that. If it's way out of the pale, then it's good for later anecdotes and additional experience. At Nike my cubicle name tag always got flipped to Batman when I was out running calls, I thought that was droll.