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How can I go about asking for help & to what extent should I ask for help? Is it normal for junior devs to asks programming or framework-related concepts to senior devs?
Yes :) Completely normal!
I would say, if you think you need help, stop and consider if you've researched every avenue. I prefer a junior dev coming to me and saying "I'm stuck on X, I've tried A, B, and C, but it hasn't worked" rather than just "I'm stuck on X". It shows initiative in them trying to learn and understand on their own, they've just hit a brick wall. The best way we can learn as developers is by doing. That also means failing, and doing the wrong thing.
If you're in an environment where you feel you can't ask for help, that's toxic. A good environment encourages questions, collaboration, and joint progress/learning. Our industry moves forward so quickly we can't keep up with everything at once.
I would vote no, this is an unrealistic ask because to be honest. Studies show that most workers who work from home, give more hours to their job not less. And the employer gets to save money on building, power, internet, etc by having an employee work from home. So this means that they are seeing a bigger benefit to an employee working from home. Not saying that the employee doesn't benefit, but I don't feel its appropriate to ask for the employee to take a paycut when they stand to save money.
Well it's more of a last week win, but I still want to share.
I've won an Egghead VSCode snippets hackathon! Second hackathon I've won this year!
💯 agree on mentoring. Enabling others is so important, your team/product may only be as strong as the “weakest” developer so Senior Devs can use their experience to bring up the skills of everyone else. That then means everyone is making better decisions and writing better code.
Completing my first ever Hacktoberfest!
See you next week for more great comments ✌