I am not a ninja. My profession does not require me to throw asterisks at ‘code samurais’. I do not practice RSpec in a dojo. My boss does not wear tabi shoes. I do not lurk in the shadows of legacy code. Telling me that I have the opportunity to work with ‘other talented ninjas’ does not make me want to move to a new company. You will find that most engineers find it degrading to their profession. By no means am I saying that I don’t enjoy some childish amenities in my office but that is no excuse to belittle my craft and my livelihood.
ninja != software_engineer