Monday was OK, but Tuesday…

Must be kind to fellow programmer.

Must respond with “thank you for finding bugs and posting long, drawn out messages to internal mailing list about them”

I swear, this *HAS* to be about face. Rather than call me out,. he’s poking holes in my code, to make me look bad. While the bugs are valid, he doesn’t need to post 45-50 line messages detailing how this is a bad thing.

I MUST NOT respond with “Thank you for taking the time to make me look like an amature to half the company. As I have no formal programmer training, it is obvious you are truly the superior being, with that big college degree, and time enough to attempt to publicly humiliate me. At least you were professional about it, and didn’t append nya-nya-nya! I didn’t write any big ugly bugs into my code.

No, I must respond equally professionally, with “thank you for finding my bugs. I hope everyone learns from my mistakes.”

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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2 Responses to Monday was OK, but Tuesday…

  1. lightkeeper says:

    I am sorry that he has to result to such lame tactics to make himself feel better about himself. It is a pity that the world has to work this way. By not letting him see it usept you, you are taking the upper hand and being the better, more mature human being! congrats!

  2. alchemist says:

    Well, going through it all, I’m now realizing he didn’t do it out of malice, from what I can tell. Just his way of getting the bugs fixed, I think.

    *sigh*

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