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First-day-on-the-job dev: I accidentally nuked production database, was instantly fired

richardcox13

> least that's what's in my mind in those first few hours. I don't mean to be callous but there is a reason they don't pay IT people minimum wage.

From the redit page:

> Today was my first day on the job as a Junior Software Developer

This is someone who has almost zero experience, not someone who would be expected to hit the ground running. (And, harking back to my first professional position as a junior developer: I started on less than today's minimum wage.)

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