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Discussion on: Is it good or bad practice to make developers pay money for his bugs?

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Janne "Lietu" Enberg

Any workplace trying to publicly shame people in any way with swear jars, penalties for bugs or anything like that, does not deserve any respect. I would never work for a company so badly mismanaged.

Two golden rules of feedback:

  • Give praise publicly
  • Give negative feedback in private

Also bugs happen to everyone, it's stupid to punish anyone, or even give them negative feedback for it. Hell it's stupid to waste time figuring out who to "blame" for it.

Just fix the bug, try your best to avoid the same bug in the future, and see if there's anything you can do to improve your processes and ways of working to prevent that class of bugs from appearing in the future.