New kid never argues
I've seen a fear of senior candidates because they call bullshit on bad ideas. They've seen it before and they care exactly zero about getting fired. It destroys the egos of bored but moderately skilled Engineering Managers looking to get notoriety by plugging together open source projects in a creative new way.
- Grumpy guy who calls BS on boss's plan to use a Kafka queue and a write-ahead log to perform web-scale fault-tolerant exactly-once asynchronous distributed processing of simple addition and subtraction.