Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

I can’t imagine how boring it would be for a child if I brought him/her to work with me. It’d be all sorts of awful.

When I was a senior in high school, we had shadow day. I shadowed a web dev at the local software company (insert ACS shoutout). I watched him type for a few minutes and then he gave me a Javascript book to read.

Then his manager bought me lunch at Red Lobster and I went home early. It was pretty bad and I cared about that stuff.

A few years before that, my dad took me on a call in town (he was doing field service for DEC at the time; he’s still doing field service, but DEC is long gone). Again, this was stuff I was actively interested in. But again, it was painfully boring. I certainly never made the mistake of going on another call with him.

I suppose all of this is to say: the office is crawling with kids today. And I feel pretty sorry for all of them.

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