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re: It's perfectly fine to only code at work, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. VIEW POST

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I think the important bit is in the sentence, "40 hours a week of writing software is plenty to facilitate growth and improvement, given an environment that supports that growth".

It's unfortunate, but I think fewer work environments support developer growth than don't. It just gets talked about so much on social media that we think it's the norm, and it makes us sad that our jobs aren't like that.

Of course, it shouldn't be the case that people feel they have to do anything outside the office that they don't want to.

 

I thought exactly this as I wrote that sentence. I've been immeasurably lucky in that every organisation I've worked for has made the professional and technical growth of their employees a top priority.

It never fails to make me sad that this is nowhere near the norm for the industry at large. As a consultant, it's this type of culture that I try to take with me to every client I visit, and in most cases our clients catch on pretty quickly that giving people time and space to grow makes everything better, for everyone.

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