The truth is, programming is a creative work. When you look at other creative professions, there are small bursts of creative output that provide the bulk of the total output. The rest of the time is either busy work, clean up, or goofing off.The modern workplace assumes a 40 hour week because “that’s just what it is”. With the efficiency gains of technology, almost nobody is really working a full 40 hours. And frankly they shouldn’t.
The way you write is everything. Don’t correct people — ask them for clarification. Assume they know something that you don’t. This is a really important thing! Assume that your co-workers are smart and are doing a good job.
Written communication can be tricky — it’s missing a lot of the social clues that let people know what you’re thinking. It’s easy to put people on the defensive, so take the time to try to use empathy words. — “us”, “our”, “we” are much better than “you”, “your”, and “mine”. You’re all on the same team, after all.
sometimes it’s smarter to rent, and sometimes buying can work in your favor. Rather than giving in to one side or another, it’s more helpful to learn the rules, crunch the numbers, then do what works—and feels right—for you.
It was a stressful period, but it was worth it. I’m proud to be part of this
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Amazon Audible is really great. I’ve never liked audiobooks very much, but this service is just great!
I and Valeria are watching this series (a bit late I know). So far we’ve watched two episodes and we’re talking a lot about it. It was really a surprise.
I love this stuff
Today, after dressing up as a pirate, I will be heading to Naples for a few days off.
Can’t wait to work on a window by the sea!
If you followed the recent Uber story and want to know how they are dealing with that situation, here are some new links:
- Uber Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims by Ex-Employee
- An Open Letter to The Uber Board and Investors
- Inside Uber’s Aggressive, Unrestrained Workplace Culture
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