This software developer pilot fish is a lot older than most of his co-workers, and since the 1980s he's gone from PC tech to network admin to programmer and picked up a masters degree and a pile of certifications along the way.
"But I recently got a new boss who was incapable of disguising the fact that she thought I was incompetent due to my age," says fish. "She would say things like 'These days we do things differently...'
"A few weeks back she took me to task on my programming style. She said my programming lacked creativity and I was not documenting my code well, and showed me an example she had pulled from one of our systems."
Fish points out that what she's looking at is proof-of-concept code, and that he generally fleshes out ideas and, once he has a working system, goes back to tighten the code and document it.