Use the Requirements Already - I am working on a release at work. Initially we were supposed to replicate some bunch of database tables that the customer had in an old system. We did a ...
I told the install guy that of course my fence was not on the ground before they came. He then told me that they did not touch the fence. This was an additional fail. I told the guy that I saw one of his workers toss a sheet of plywood down next to the fence, and the fence was up supporting the plywood.
This drama just kept getting worse. Next the install guy said that there must have been some problem with the poles supporting the fence. I went down to the portion of the fence still standing that was away from the shed. The poles were all solid there, being held in the ground with concrete.
The company later called to discuss final payment on the shed. I let them know that they needed to fix the damage before we could discuss final payment. I wish the install guy had any sense of customer service skills. Own up to mistakes when you make them. Don't lie to customers. It will only alienate you from them.
Today I saw an amazing post from Full Contact API. I actually never heard of them before. Now I know and admire them. Many others want to work with them. In addition to three weeks of paid vacation, they will pay employees up to $7500 for the actual costs of the vacation. Bamm.
I always like to see extraordinary benefits for developers. You can always give a higher salary. But you stand out if you provide the actual funds for vacations. That can make for some awesome vacations. The only other time I was as excited as reading this was when I heard a company provided $14k yearly for training purposes.
Good work Full Contact API. I bet you are going to get a lot of applications for employment very soon.