| ||Ask HN: How do you deal with overblown self-assessment of team members?|
10 points by DrinkWater 1467 days ago | hide | past | web | 8 comments | favorite |
|The management wants to have a "profile" of every developer, listing all the skills and the level of expertise.|
I tend to downgrade my skills because i compare myself to some really good developers and use their expertise/skills as a reference. And i am not the guy to list "RISC Assembly" just because i played around with it for 2 hours.
Of course, this is very distorted, since they just scratch the surface of jQuery ($.ajax and other basic stuff; we are not talking about vanilla JS and its architectural features) and their Unix Skills consist of opening a terminal in Ubuntu Linux and doing "mkdir bla" and "rm -rf bla".
The thing is: I dont want to complain to the management because it might look unprofessional, and i dont want act like a smart-ass within my team and tell these people to downgrade themselves.
Is there a sensitive way to approach this issue?
P.S. I have no clue how these profiles are going to be used by the management.
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