Talk:The Professional Programmer
From Programmer 97-things
Also called accountability by Kent Beck. There is a great video talk presenting this subject.
What about sharing knowledge and helping others? Doesn't taking responsibility include this as well?
By Paul Colin Gloster:
"The relationship between you and your employer is spelled out nicely in your employment contract. In short: They promise to pay you, and you promise to do a good job."
Having been a professional scientist, I can tell you that an employment contract can explicitly state that an employer does not need to pay you and you still need to do a good job.