When I first started teaching my little brother to code… He was a timid little fraidy cat. (And, not the cute “supermodel in a cat costume” kind, either. Honestly, his “shy little kitty cat” routine was more of the “Michael Moore in a tube top” kind. Gross and a bit disturbing. Just sayin’.) Always worried he was getting this or that wrong. Having me check everything he did. And, every time I’d push him to write something HIS way… he’d say, “I’ll try”. Which made me madder than a Hillary Clinton supporter on election day. Finally, one day, I went
She stopped me mid-sentence and said: “Ok look. I’m really not supposed to do this, but I don’t want you to leave the building. Wait right here for a second and I’m going to see if I can get this expedited. Wait one minute.” I sat there for a few minutes wondering, “what the hell?” She finally came back and said: “Ok, come with me.” We walked back to the HR department and she sat me down next to a desk and said: “This is [Sally]. She’s going to process everything for you. We’re going to hire you right now.
[saf] I remember walking into the meeting sure the jig was up. I’d just got hired back to a company that several months earlier I’d walked out on mid-shift. And, not only did they hire me back… but I’d be getting a “promotion” to a management position. I’d wondered why they never asked about it during the interviews. Turns out a “glitch” in their system had failed to identify me as a former employee. But, it was fixed and now, just a couple days into my new job, I’d been found out. So, I walked into a meeting with the head
I’m surprised more developers don’t do this. But before I get into that… I thought she was going to jump out of her chair. It was the first time I’d tried it and, to me, it felt kind of like awkward pandering. I knew my delivery was a bit off and it came out a bit funny… but apparently it didn’t matter. Her eyes lit up. She tried to hide it… but several years of sales had taught me how to read people… and she was excited. I was at a first interview for a job I really wanted. And,
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