One of my fellow programmers was getting quite a bit of overtime before I was hired and he resented the fact that my coming on board put a serious dent in his income. So he was very curt when talking to me and reluctant to share information. As the new guy, I had to come into the office the day after Thanksgiving while my surly coworker handled on-call duties. I had a customer call with an issue so I contacted my teammate; he gave me detailed instructions on how to fix the problem, which I relayed to the customer.
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