How the Other Half Works: an Adventure in the Low Status of Software Engineers (michaelochurch.wordpress.com)

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[–]iKill_eu[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Going to write a more thorough analysis of this in an RP / power dynamic light when I get home, but reading this is basically just a different side of the Gervais principle. Worth checking out.

TLDR: People perceived as losers / workhorses get low respect, people perceived as psychopaths / being in charge get high respect and better deals.

[–]johnnight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is all about social status, and why status is so fucking important when one is playing the work game– far more important than being loyal or competent or dedicated.