Lord, please don’t let me as a manager ever put someone in that position. A software engineering job is thankfully one of the jobs that allows you to be creative and helpful and requires you to be a life-long learner. This is the kind of profession I wish all people were able to pursue because it means you have the basics of food, housing, and education covered and are able to move on to self-actualization. So, when a manager screws up the software development process to the point that his/her engineers end up hating their jobs and dread going to work, it’s like killing a mockingbird. At Chiliad, this is covered by many of our Guiding Principles, but maybe #3 is the most relevant: We believe that only by treating our employees right can we expect to do right by our customers.
Greg Brooks is the Director of Development at Chiliad.