Always Do Extra

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Extra is finishing those two screens, but then researching a new library for form validation that might reduce the boilerplate code. Our employability has everything to do with the diversity and depth of our experiences, and so Extra is what helps us broaden ourselves beyond just what's useful on our narrow project. Over the years I've seen developers get carried away with Extra. The first rule is this: Extra must be balanced against Normal Work. Shirking our Normal Work in favor of Extra might be more interesting, but it makes us shitty teammates at best, and unethical at worst. The second rule of Extra is that it must be aligned with your Normal Work. If what's on your plate is two form screens, Extra can't be learning about evolutionary algorithms or building a mobile app for your side hustle.
Always Do Extra



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