My partner works at a corporate firm at the "forefront" of their field, and actually challenged me on some of these points. I felt mindblown.
He said that it takes a while to learn office politics–when to say no, when to ignore emails, when to pretend you didn't hear, when to not apologize. I was like "uhhh those are the hallmarks of unhealthy relationships and poor communication". He was like "No, you need to play the game."
Do you agree?
I think you’re both right, in that there’s a balance. It’s just been my experience, but I often have to compromise how I work in some way - but as long as I’m not compromising my core principles I can cope with issues for long enough to make a positive impact before finding my next opportunity.
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