What types of coworkers/colleagues would you rather have?

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tsukino

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Mar 12 11 Comments

For each employee type, pick at most one of a) or b), if you had to choose between them.

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  • Facebook Probe
    Passionate people are annoying af and suck the energy out of me when I have to interact with them, give me a chill ("apathetic") manager / peer / dr anyday.
    Mar 124
    • Microsoft
      wyba qnbab

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      Why are they annoying?
      Mar 12
    • Facebook Probe
      You're either one of them, or you've never worked with one.
      Mar 12
    • Microsoft
      wyba qnbab

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      You didn’t answer why
      Mar 12
    • Expedia patronis
      Annoying
      Mar 12
  • Salesforce op
    Nothing destroys team faster than hardworking passionate genius. All is "good" and management is happy until the rest of the team just quits.
    Mar 123
    • Google
      tsukino

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      Weren't many successful companies led by these "hardworking passionate geniuses" in the early startup stage? e.g. Bill Gates @ Microsoft, Steve Jobs @ Apple
      Mar 12
    • Salesforce op
      There is a big difference between 5 person startup and "small" 50 engineers team in an enterprise of 10k+ employees.
      I.e. Jobs got kicked out of apple.
      Gates did not seem to be an arrogant assholes, and all I've heard from people who worked with him is that he was rather nice but very detailed and deep technically.
      Mar 12
    • Google
      tsukino

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      Jobs did get kicked out of Apple, but they found that they couldn't function without him and invited him back.
      Gates definitely seemed nicer overall and was technically brilliant for his age.
      Mar 12
  • Google
    tsukino

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    On the other hand, it's possible to get blocked by the lazy and apathetic who don't respond to code revirw requests, while leaving all the work and politics to their teammates.
    Mar 120
  • LinkedIn andfru
    I picked lazy genius direct report only because I’ll feel less bad about firing them.
    Mar 120

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