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(Metro)   Imposter Syndrome has declined since the Quarantine had people working from home as there's no way your toddler is gunning for that promotion and sabotaging your TPS reports--right?   (metro.co.uk) divider line
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2020-09-28 11:26:37 AM  
The places I've worked, the imposters have done fine, usually promoted into higher levels of impostership.
 
2020-09-28 11:50:42 AM  
It helps to see that all of your more successful colleagues are living in a 2 bedroom apartment with a futon in the background and knowing that they probably aren't wearing pants.
 
2020-09-28 12:47:13 PM  

Mentat: It helps to see that all of your more successful colleagues are living in a 2 bedroom apartment with a futon in the background and knowing that they probably aren't wearing pants.


Hell, all my colleagues *know* I live in a 2 bedroom apartment with a futon.

/Whether or not I'm more important and wearing pants is up for debate.
 
2020-09-28 12:56:59 PM  
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2020-09-28 12:57:12 PM  

edmo: The places I've worked, the imposters have done fine, usually promoted into higher levels of impostership.


I was going to say. Has it gotten easier to detect actual impostors?
 
2020-09-28 1:13:24 PM  
I've gotten beyond worrying about impostor syndrome and moved right into utter apathy. My latest gig ends in less than two weeks. I couldn't give a shiat right now. All I can think about is how horrible my yard looks, how much work I've got to do in it, and what it's going to take to do all of that in the age of COVID-19.

My work speaks for itself. When your manager says, and I quote, "I'm going to miss you, you bastard," you're doing the right thing for the right folks in the right way. The best part is that I don't have to pretend to the little social rituals - the office chat, the small talk, the "whatcha doin' this weekend" bit - and can go full merc, allowing me to get more work done, at a higher quality & with fewer distractions, faster. I don't even have to pretend I'm "at the office" - if my two-week sprint is done in 3 days, I still get paid for the other seven (and I've time to help others & look at the next sprint with a more critical eye.) Standups happen every other day on Teams, for less than 30 minutes, and everything else is in one digital format or another.

I honestly hope this changes the way we approach work as an industry. I'd kill to stay home, write code & content, and work in a way that makes me more efficient and less depressed.
 
2020-09-28 1:27:08 PM  
I like that we went from knowing what a narcissist is, and that they continuously reach for more than they are really capable of, because they just believe in their own superiority.
And then we know the pattern is, if they eventually wind up in a job that really is way over their head, it stress them the hell out big time for this exact thing.
And this was the pattern of helping to spot them.
At least until it was decide to find a new classification of wording to say, that's actually just totally normal  people not being narcissist asking for or demanding more than they are actually up for.

Some how somoen who has trained and has practiced a skill but somehow does not manege to know how to asses ability at the skill in themselves or others?

I am say i doubt it. I suspect someone that can't spot a knowledge person from a not knowledgeable one, was then not actually qualified for the job in the first place. So why are they asking for it and who is hiring them?
 
2020-09-28 1:31:46 PM  

PvtStash: I like that we went from knowing what a narcissist is, and that they continuously reach for more than they are really capable of, because they just believe in their own superiority.
And then we know the pattern is, if they eventually wind up in a job that really is way over their head, it stress them the hell out big time for this exact thing.
And this was the pattern of helping to spot them.
At least until it was decide to find a new classification of wording to say, that's actually just totally normal  people not being narcissist asking for or demanding more than they are actually up for.

Some how somoen who has trained and has practiced a skill but somehow does not manege to know how to asses ability at the skill in themselves or others?

I am say i doubt it. I suspect someone that can't spot a knowledge person from a not knowledgeable one, was then not actually qualified for the job in the first place. So why are they asking for it and who is hiring them?


Might want to reboot the chat bot.
 
2020-09-28 1:43:21 PM  

Sophont: PvtStash: I like that we went from knowing what a narcissist is, and that they continuously reach for more than they are really capable of, because they just believe in their own superiority.
And then we know the pattern is, if they eventually wind up in a job that really is way over their head, it stress them the hell out big time for this exact thing.
And this was the pattern of helping to spot them.
At least until it was decide to find a new classification of wording to say, that's actually just totally normal  people not being narcissist asking for or demanding more than they are actually up for.

Some how somoen who has trained and has practiced a skill but somehow does not manege to know how to asses ability at the skill in themselves or others?

I am say i doubt it. I suspect someone that can't spot a knowledge person from a not knowledgeable one, was then not actually qualified for the job in the first place. So why are they asking for it and who is hiring them?

Might want to reboot the chat bot.



Thank you. Jesus I thought I was having a stroke trying to read that.

How does a person who communicates so poorly manage to own a home and successfully work remotely from it?
 
2020-09-28 1:45:45 PM  
My company went through a round of layoffs that took out 3/5 of my team, leaving the most senior guy and myself, the newest guy by a lot. If anything, this makes my Impostor Syndrome even worse and adds a heaping helping of Survivor's Guilt on top. Why was I chosen to stay on?
 
2020-09-28 2:06:53 PM  

MikeyFuccon: edmo: The places I've worked, the imposters have done fine, usually promoted into higher levels of impostership.

I was going to say. Has it gotten easier to detect actual impostors?


White sus
 
2020-09-28 2:24:17 PM  

Hills-Sachs_Legion: My company went through a round of layoffs that took out 3/5 of my team, leaving the most senior guy and myself, the newest guy by a lot. If anything, this makes my Impostor Syndrome even worse and adds a heaping helping of Survivor's Guilt on top. Why was I chosen to stay on?


I've been "last person standing" so often it's a running joke not just among my friends, but among the colleagues that I keep encountering over the last two decades or so. After a while, you just take it in stride.
 
2020-09-28 2:58:55 PM  
Did the number of imposter syndrome cases go down, or did the number of people able to drink during the workday so they don't care go up?
 
2020-09-28 4:37:05 PM  
Before I finished school I used to think all my work was mediocre. After I finished school, it became clear that just showing up to work on time made you employee of the year. Are all these folk entry level or something?
 
2020-09-28 6:31:10 PM  

edmo: The places I've worked, the imposters have done fine, usually promoted into higher levels of impostership.


Yeah, came here to say that it probably does nothing to prevent other people from taking credit for your work.
 
2020-09-28 6:38:34 PM  

Unscratchable_Itch: edmo: The places I've worked, the imposters have done fine, usually promoted into higher levels of impostership.

Yeah, came here to say that it probably does nothing to prevent other people from taking credit for your work.


That's a big part of why I went merc. As an FTE, watching folks get promoted on my work made me realize that, if I was going to get screwed anyway, I could at least make them pull my hair in a figurative sense and pay me what I was friggin' worth. The only reason I stayed so long was to ensure healthcare coverage for my wife; otherwise, I wouldn't have bothered to become an FTE at all.

As an aside, employers hate the idea of universal healthcare - healthcare insurance is a huge incentive for workers, especially older workers, to remain in full-time positions. The second that shackle is removed, you're going to see a virtual diaspora in a number of industries.
 
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