Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

This was excellent. This is a tough thing to talk about if this is an issue for you. It's funny how these feelings come up when you're in a prominent role in a company-founder or not. I struggled with this for years and still do to some degree. I remember being in a meeting at my last job and being completely shocked after being told by several employees that they slept better at night because they knew I would take care of any problems that came up with the product and gave them the support they needed to keep our customers happy. I walked out thinking they must have been abused by very bad programmers in their past or something.

I've always tended to respond to these feelings well and just get up every day and trying to do my best. Getting praise from people is still very strange and I'm not so sure I like it.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact