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Re: So I'm in a bit of a quandary

by neilwatson (Curate)
on Jul 08, 2002 at 12:56 UTC ( #180160=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to So I'm in a bit of a quandary

Tell the truth.

If the code has problems don't be afraid to say so. If this company hired you to help them make money then they don't wan t you to be a "yes man". In the end more people will respect you for your honest opinion.

Neil Watson
watson-wilson.ca


Comment on Re: So I'm in a bit of a quandary
Re^2: So I'm in a bit of a quandary
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jul 08, 2002 at 13:15 UTC
    Sure, but I think noone debated this anyway. How to tell the truth tactfully is a different matter.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      Personally, this era of political correctness is starting to grate on me. A spade is a spade. Beating around the bush to spare someone's feelings (or avoid their wrath) is not productive.

      I'm not saying that we should flay the person in a hail of ridicule. We have to be able to tell the truth and have people accept it in a dispassionate way. People need to learn to be more objective.

      Sorry, I'll get of the soap box now...

      Neil Watson
      watson-wilson.ca

        Oh, I do agree, but being tactful does not mean beating around the bush. Being honest is not the same as being harsh.

        Makeshifts last the longest.

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