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Discussion on: Do you ever get frustrated with your Junior Developer(s)?

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Damien Cosset

Sometimes, there is a little frustration if I am in the middle of something and I am interrupted. I don't think anybody like that feeling. But, we all go through the same process, so I quickly remind myself where I come from, and it is only a natural thing to do when you are a junior dev. It's important for the junior devs to feel like they can ask questions all the time, especially if they think it's a stupid question.

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Greg MacLellan

I find this had a lot to do with how you're asked. Interrupting someone in person while they're working interrupts flow. Catching them while they are talking a break (coffee, bathroom or just taking a walk) is much better.

Even better (IMHO), asking in a group chat room is non-obtrusive, and someone else can answer sooner if they know. On top of that, it's going to help other people who can read the conversation.

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Damien Cosset

Totally agree with that!

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Riaan Pietersen

I like this approach... Just remember to let the group know it got sorted so others don't waste their time ;)