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NemeXis2842yAfter 10 years as a professional programmer I still forget to run "npm install"
Two weeks in and nobody showed her how to bootstrap the local dev environment - that means that there was no group, just some individuums who happened to be assigned to the same project but not actually trying to be a team at all!
"followers" are actually quite common. Under a competent leader they become valuable code monkeys and have fun writing all the boring code and tests. If there is no competent leader, they will just follow anyone they like.
The ego probably was the most severe problem. Nothing you can do about an ego except removing or ignoring her. It is always bad when teams contain incompatible persons. Would suggest putting the egos into their own teams. Sometimes they can be productive when working with their own kind.
Next time try to get a competent team lead or assume the role yourself if possible. A bad team lead is still better than a malicious one.
@Oktokolo I agree on most of that, except the person who didn’t know how to start the project. We had structured the project the same way all our schools practice projects had been. Npm install, npm start.
She just checked out mentally.
I think people are afraid to ask for help and come off as dumb. But they can’t get anywhere if they don’t ask for help.
@Oktokolo The bootcamp sucked. Everyone was left behind, including myself. But she did have an advantage that no one else in our class had: an outside engineering mentor that was provided by her employer. Honestly, after finding out she had mentorship, it was hard for me to show much compassion for her. She had resources, but she didn’t know how to use them.