earlier today i heard a name that reminded me of a bad work memory. back in the day i worked for a company when i was still fairly junior. there was a point where we were developing a product and then we were in this meeting where the CEO said to me, “you should be happy that you have the opportunity to be paid to learn this new technology.”
i sat there in shock. i was a junior software engineer. EVERYTHING i did was a new technology to me. that’s why you get paid the junior salary! because you are junior! you aren’t expected to know everything!
man, i was so upset.
it was only a few weeks after that incident that i left the company. it’s surprising to see that such a small comment had affected me so profoundly. but it did. and it really changed my every day experience.