I'm currently in the process of writing something about how the market wants us - junior devs - to feel we're a burden to our employers, and how I realized how this is plain wrong (as in "not true", not as in "not moral").
After reviewing the work I had done during my first nine months as a developer, I realized that the value created by my work was paying my own salary by an order of magnitude. I replayed every interview I had and realized how common this fallacy is.
How do you feel about this? What is your experience with it?
Value created == growing_revenues OR cutting_costs