"Passionate"

2018-10-17

I often hear that people in tech should be “passionate” about their work.

I’d say that being “passionate” and being “professional” about work is almost mutually exclusive and I much prefer people who focus on the latter. 🔗

You’re passionate about the product you’re workin on? How will you take it if you get assigned to a different team? 🔗

Passionate about a programming language? Well we need you to fix a bug in this thing in a different language? I hope that’s not going to be a problem. 🔗

Sure, enjoying your work and caring about it is really important. But “passion” can lead to serious attachment issues. 🔗a