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Be Brave to Get Work Done

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I was woken up this morning from a call from work. Not a good sign. Apparently the customer found a potential problem in our delivery. I got on a conference call to sort the thing out. Yes. There was a problem. Our whole team went into high gear to get this problem done.

First we brought in another senior developer. The problem and our proposed solution was discussed a second time around. Our team lead asked everyone if they understood what needed to be done. Everyone concurred. We split the work up 5 ways because there were 5 of us. Then we broke to get it done.

Immediately I get a call from someone on our team. He was asking what he needed to do. WTF? I told him if he was not clear, he should have spoken up at the meeting. No need to save face and waste my time. I could not do his work and mine, because I got lions portion of the share to do.

I gave him a quick synopsis and told him to get it done. If he found that he could not do it or it was impossible to do, he would have to convene a meeting with the whole team so we could regroup. I got a couple more calls and emails from him. Eventually he completed his task. Of course he was the last one done. So he did not look good anyway in the end.

Come on people. Put your pride aside and step up. Don't try to use someone else as a crutch. You are hurting yourself and the whole team.

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