Software Is About Developing Knowledge More Than Writing Code

Instead of presenting “Here is a solution to your problem”, take your time to explain alternatives (pros and cons) and choose the best option together. People will learn new things, feel included in decision making and trust you more.

Source: Software Is About Developing Knowledge More Than Writing Code | LinkedIn

On flying for work

It’s cute the way you think we can catch a 7AM flight and present at 10AM. It’s like you think there’s no traffic at airports.

On burnout

The idea of penalizing a company for making its employees work too hard can seem ridiculous if the work environment is safe. Plus, “flipping burgers” has been shorthand for an easy job for decades, so it can be hard to associate that with the constant monitoring, understaffing, and sub-living wage of modern service work. Chronically stressful work is different from hard work. And it’s dangerous.

Source: I was a fast-food worker. Let me tell you about burnout. – Vox