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Discussion on: Unpopular opinion: Junior devs bring much more value to their employers than the market wants them to believe

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Luke Garrigan

I'll play devils advocate here, when I first started as a junior developer I was absolutely useless, university had by no means prepared me for the work I'd be doing on a day to day basis. I had to have my handheld through the most trivial of bugs and features, taking Dev time away from more senior programmers who could be doing 10x the work If I wasn't a constant hassle. And to make matters worse, there was two of me, two graduate students bumping our heads into things asking for help every 10 minutes or so.

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Rémi Mercier Author

Yes, sure, that's also a possibility.

Most of the time, junior devs come out of uni and have little experience. It might be a problem with how curriculums are laid out though (but that'll be for another rant I guess :D).

And to make matters worse, there was two of me, two graduate students bumping our heads into things asking for help every 10 minutes or so.

Yes, this can be challenging too.

This is a fair point you're making.