As a junior engineer, our good friend named David worked on a contract for a big financial institution in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Long story short:
David told us about a situation wherein he and two experienced engineers were given a task description from a project manager who wanted to ask for a time estimate.
What did David do?
The task was not too complicated, so he implemented it within 2 hours and presented a working functionality the same day.
What did the engineers with 10+ years in the industry do?
These 2 senior engineers concluded that indeed the assignment was very complicated, multi-dimensional, and it would probably take at least 2 days to implement properly.
It is hilarious that David, despite being a junior engineer, actually built it in 2 hours and not days, isn’t it?