Former Jr. Linguist in Multilingual Computing at U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
almost 2 years ago
I arrive at work, say to everyone in my hall (it's a friendly work environment!)
I go see my supervisor to ask if there's anything I need to be working on urgently, or if I should just continue my research project. I will also probably get coffee. After that I'll usually work independently on my project, or I might end up working on a joint project with an intern or another summer hire, or bouncing ideas off of each other. Communicating and having conversations about your work and thoughts is really encouraged, it's not uncommon to have a quick question about code to turn into a tiny hallway meeting discussing the best tags. I'll get lunch with the other people in my hall, and then after lunch get back to my project or have a department meeting if there's something we need to go over! If I ever get stuck on a problem, I can either take a quick walk outside to clear my mind, or ask one of the more senior employees.