Most people would say engineering is a meritocracy, right? If so, my experience tells me that merit is a misnomer.
If you've ever had the chance to work in a cubicle, you know what I'm about to say: cubicles suck. But, there's always a way out.
When you join an engineering team, you'll spend a large portion of your time maintaining legacy systems. Forget all the cool things you learned in school!
Popular business literature often depicts ageism as something that only happens to people over 40. In my experience, no one is safe from age discrimination.
Ever been asked to finish work by some impossible deadline only to be forced to wait on everyone else? If so, welcome to the military mentality.
As I continue to struggle with coder elitism, I felt it was necessary to remind everyone that cooperation requires compassion. It's time to ditch the irony of coder infallibility.