Tip 26A Pebble in a Bucket of Water

What would happen if you got up and walked out of your office, never to return? I know a lot of programmers who take comfort in imagining that scene. You just stand up, walk to your boss’s office, and hand in your resignation. I’ll show them why they needed me! This works as a daydream to get you through the really bad days, but it’s obviously not a very productive attitude to carry with you all the time.

Beside that, it’s not true. People leave companies every day. Many of them are let go. Many choose to leave. Some even live out your daydream and walk out with no notice. But in few cases do the companies they leave actually feel a significant impact as a result of their departure. In most cases, even in ...

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