Tech is becoming very competitive, aggressive and toxic. Are we responsible?
News about fb employee committing suicide is really sad and reading comments in other threads are unsettling. We still don't know what was the reason but bad WLB could be one.
Tech wasn't like this until few years back. Engineers were often content with their jobs and there wasn't a need to pull teamates down to grow in career. Also the interview process has become a game and even if you are a good engineer, you still have to leetcode for months to crack interviews. Are we as tech community responsible for this ? We are so focused on getting higher TC and titles that we don't care about how it's adversely affecting us.
What can we do as a community to make it better? Any ideas on how interviewing process can be made better?