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coder-guy
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About a year ago, the organization I work for decided we don't really need team leads. We would be more self organizing if we didn't have technical leads. Now, one of those former leads who feels out of place can't get over it. She is constantly trying to add her two cents -- which is totally cool -- but in such a way as to make it sound/seem like we need to do what she says. Also, based on everything I've seen from her coding ability, I'm not sure how she ever became a tech lead. That's coming from me, and let me tell you, I feel SUPER junior sometimes. Like how the hell did they ever offer me a job junior. Well anyway, another dude was working with her the other day (we do pair programming) and snapped. He flipped out for like a solid 3 minutes on her. It was the most awkward thing I think I've ever experienced.

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  • 5
    Ah. pair programming. Your company is doomed.
  • 8
    Whoever thought paired programming was a good idea also liked having back seat drivers in the car with them
  • 5
    "leadership? fuck that, let's just hope these guys can read our fucking minds!"
  • 3
    Not having team leaders only work if the individuals have self-discipline and are willing to keep it despite the absence of a team leader. I've seen it happen so many times that when the team lead is on leave, the members behave like children and just procrastinate the day away.
  • 3
    Good hierarchy works the best. It always was a truth.
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