What's the worst job advice you received early in your career?

Discussion created by daniperea on May 16, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 7, 2018 by brett

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What was the worst job advice you received early in your career (or at the start of a career change)?


The top 5 most-liked replies will each receive a $20 Starbucks card to help them power through their work day. Winners will be selected on June 8.


Here's one I heard: to be a developer, you have to be a rockstar coding prodigy wrapped in a hoodie. Kinda like Mr Robot:


the perfect coder


Our developer evangelist andrew.harris said impostor syndrome is pretty common for junior coders, but he was encouraging"We all encounter impostor syndrome as young developer. But we got in this game to solve a problem and your idea is just as good as the next dev if you can prove it will work."


What's the worst advice you heard when you were trying to start your career?