Often when I'm coding and I crush a bug that I've been battling for a few hours I like to throw my hands in the air and sigh a small YES. Are these small celebrations seen by people as unprofessional?
I am a younger worker and in the different places I've worked/interned doing this has received different reactions:
- Getting ignored (which is totally okay)
- Comments saying that my enthusiasm will die away eventually (I don't think it will)
- A coworker will ask what I did and offer me a congrats
- A silent high five or two
Generally these reactions have been positive, and been from small teams of <10 people.
Are there any rules of thumb that should be followed in these circumstances?