What’s The First Thing You Tell Your Underling?

You were just given permission to hire an underling, and today’s their first day reporting to you.

What’s the first thing you warn them about?

I asked on Twitter, and the replies were great:

Don’t be afraid to fail. Fail as much as you want, as long as you learn in the process and don’t make the same mistakes often It’s all a part of getting better. Also, it’s never the compiler, it’s always DNS.

— Stefán Jökull Sigurðarson – CCP Ghostrider (@stebets) September 1, 2020

Don’t do a directive without understanding why.

— Chris Lumnah (@lumnah)