It's unbelievable to me that a company would pay a developer $60-$100k in salary, yet cripple him or her with terrible working conditions and crusty hand-me-down hardware. This makes no business sense whatsoever. And yet I see it all the time. It's shocking how many companies still don't provide software developers with the essential things they need to succeed.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original blog entry at: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2006/08/the-programmers-bill-of-rights.html