5843327 story Geeks Prefer Competence To Niceness 300 Posted by samzenpus on Wednesday September 09, 2009 @12:14PM from the catching-more-geeks-with-vinegar dept. Death Metal writes "While everyone would like to work for a nice person who is always right, IT pros will prefer a jerk who is always right over a nice person who is always wrong. Wrong creates unnecessary work, impossible situations and major failures. Wrong is evil, and it must be defeated. Capacity for technical reasoning trumps all other professional factors, period."