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jespersh8758221dCoworker is just happy to help
soull00t2129221di think, one needs to find the sweet spot between "i'll keep the senior from working" and "i'll waste days trying to fix something that might have been clarified in a few minutes"... good thing is, seniors are knowledge clerics with (almost) infinite wisdom powers, so one can learn a lot just listening to them ^^
rittmann108221dWhen I'm the senior I like to teach how to solve the problem, when the problem is a really trouble then I give a try and at the end I teach my coworker who ask me the help
When I'm the coworker with the problem, first I try everything I can, asking for information and trying to solve, then when I don't have more strong to keep doing it, so I ask for some senior to try solve it for me and then I ask they to teach me it.
For me the most important thing here is solve the problem, learn how and do it as fast as """possible"""
fiftyhz494221dNothing to be embarrassed about here - you’re learning. Study the code you were given and ask questions if needed. Sometimes I’ll do the same for folks that I mentor and ask them to explain the solution back to me or to try and improve it. You’ll be surprised at how good you really are - I’ve had a new grad teach me a thing or two over the years with this approach.
xyn2231221dYou should have felt shame if you asked for help without trying first. But you did the right thing by trying to find it yourself first.
LLAMS3802219dIm a senior with 2 interns on my team. One of them tends to just ask without trying first and needs hand-held a lot. The other tends to waste a lot of time trying to figure something out that isnt even a technical issue but something related to the project itself that they would never figure out on their own anyway.
I wish they could both meet in the middle somewhere.