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re: Trust is one of the biggest issues for me. A lot of companies give off a vibe that they don't trust their employees. I see this a lot with remote w...

Thank you for your wonderfully thoughtful response. Yes, I think trust and respect is absolutely key to a happy workplace.

Micromanagement turns me off a lot. I had a manager who constantly questioned everything I did and demanded precise estimates and wouldn't end the conversation until I committed to an estimate.

Yea, I'm not really sure why managers continue to think estimates work when most of the happy developers have realized that you can't know what you don't know. There's a lot of joy that can come from not knowing.

Another great point of yours:

trying to come to a common level of understanding or talk it through like adults

It's wonderful that you try to speak to the person and try to deescalate the situation. Too many people just let the difficult environment stay tense. I love this quote from Thich Nhat Hanh:

“To love our enemy is impossible. The moment we understand our enemy, we feel compassion towards him or her, and he or she is no longer our enemy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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