A Developer’s Dilemma

Five years ago when I was a graduating student , this question was asked in my first job interview at NEC.

What would you do if you have a conflict with another employee or if you can’t stand someone’s attitude and behavior?

I still remember my answer quite clearly. And right now, I think I’m being put to the test.

I don’t know exactly how to start this post – I just found myself wanting to write things down. There’s no one to talk to, aside from our teammates, that is; because confiding in an officemate, who’s not part of our team, is not a good  idea; telling a friend ain’t any better – all would be considered badmouthing even if that’s not our intention. Perhaps that’s the reason why I’m letting it all out in this blog-post-turned-diary-entry. LOL.

We had raised our concerns to our SM, but the only thing she told us was that we need to adjust. Thinking back, we never had this issue before. And in fact, some people commended our great teamwork. If I were to argue, I’d say things won’t work if we are always the only ones who adjust; I believe there should be some sort of a compromise. But I just let it rest, see how things turn out, and hope it’s for the better.

So what issue am I referring to, really? Working with someone who is NOT a team player.

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