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pro·fes·sion·al prəˈfeSH(ə)n(ə)l/Submit adjective 1. relating to or connected with a profession.

What do you mean by, "not working on professional things"? Seems a bit insulting to me?

It's not meant as an insult. I meant professional as in >characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession. In Germany we use the word to express sophistication and technical expertise.

If you don't know how to handle algorithmic complexity it's less likely you will take a job that demands knowing much about it, but that doesn't mean it's not professionally needed.

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