We give programmers what they need to get the job done: A door
January 23, 2015 4:05 PM   Subscribe

There was a job advertisement to this effect about ten years ago. I don't remember if it actually said "a door", but there was a big picture of one in the middle of the page. I'm looking for a copy but so far it has defeated my Google skills. Can someone help a cube dweller out?
posted by Tell Me No Lies to Work & Money (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Joel On Software talks about programmers absolutely needing a door. Maybe it was one of theirs?

example from about ten years ago: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/BionicOffice.html
posted by Sauce Trough at 4:34 PM on January 23, 2015 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: No, this was definitely an advertisement. From HP maybe?

Thanks for the link though.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 10:23 PM on January 23, 2015

As someone who worked as a programmer for HP since they bought Compaq in ~2001 until just a few months ago, I can tell you this ad could not possibly have been an HP ad.
posted by smcameron at 12:03 AM on January 24, 2015 [2 favorites]

Microsoft used to pride itself on giving each developer their own office with a door. But 10 years ago, it wouldn't have been a very honest job ad for them to run, as they had an ongoing space crunch and lots of people, developers included, were doubling up.
posted by Good Brain at 2:33 AM on January 24, 2015

I definitely remember that! No idea who it was from.
posted by bendy at 2:16 PM on January 24, 2015

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