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What's the best thing anyone has ever said to you at work?

This morning on a bug ticket, the dev that fixed it said

@desirottman when you enter a bar do you order 0 beers to see if something explodes?

It struck me as maybe the best and funniest thing anyone has ever said to me at work and came during a week that I sorely needed a laugh!

What's the best thing anyone has ever said to you at work?

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Baruch Hen • Edited on

In my case, it was more of a "wholesome" comment.

Upon resigning from my previous position, I was told by my peers about how my work & comments have impacted them.
It made me really happy to hear that I've done helped them out in the long run 😊!

It's the little things you do to help people that make the difference.

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Phil Ashby

One of these two phrases:

"Thanks, but I've got this!" - when a mentee groks and goes for it :)

"We've set the withdrawal date for <painful technical debt> as <real soon now>" - when we can finally let it go (pun intended!)

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Tyler V. (he/him) • Edited on

At my last job, I was the "Best Rubber Duck" according to one of my co-workers.

This came about because of the number of times I would have them walk through their logic with me and point out the "obvious" error (think spelling mistake, running a function with variables before they were updated, that kind of thing).

Related: RDD (Rubber Duck Debugging)

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Definitely overhearing coworkers talking about being able to do more interesting things because I automated the long and boring morning routine work. Motivation for them, motivation for me.

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