Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
XP is just a number
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Ah, Mr. Spolsky, I don't think I'll ever understand why so many people link to his articles. Quoth the Joel:

Get better people into the team. Get involved in hiring and interviewing, and recruit good candidates to join the team.

Okay, if you're involved in hiring people, you probably aren't a grunt. If your grunts are doing your hiring, your company has major problems.

At some point, one of these geniuses will spend two weeks writing a bit of code that is so unbelievably bad that it can never work. You're tempted to spend the fifteen minutes that it takes to rewrite the thing correctly from scratch. Resist the temptation. You've got a perfect opportunity to neutralize this moron for several months. Just keep reporting bugs against their code. They will have no choice but to keep slogging away at it for months until you can't find any more bugs.

Does that seem like a bad idea to anyone else? It wouldn't exactly create a good team environment would it? If somebody's code sucks, help them improve it. This can easily be done in a non-threatening way. Don't forget to look at their side of the issue as well, who knows, you might be the "Bozo" programmer.

Look for ways to get out of this environment. Take a laptop to the company cafeteria, where there are lots of tables that are empty most of the day (and nobody can find you). Book a conference room for the whole day and write code there

Okay, so if you're new to a company make it very difficult for anyone to find you? Again, great way to build a good environment and get people to listen to you. Not to mention wasting valuable conference room time that could be needed for useless meetings.

Mind you, his first point wasn't so bad "Just Do It" but I guess Nike wouldn't like it if that was his entire article. Too bad, it would have been far better advice.


In reply to Re: Re: OT: Job Advice by cjf
in thread OT: Job Advice by abaxaba

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others about the Monastery: (11)
    As of 2014-07-23 18:04 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      My favorite superfluous repetitious redundant duplicative phrase is:









      Results (148 votes), past polls