size and space are very important. my boss would freak if i said 'lets do this in <insert interpertated language here>" . *although in most cases C is the best thing to use. *the compiled code is small and fast. *i would like to see how "hello world" does in assembly as well as c in size and speed....
Depends on the job. I don't think a grocery store manager will care that by using a compiled language he will get better performances: he just wants it ASAP and ACAP that's it. Of course, if you work in a technology company and you do things like software, drivers or I don't know what, choosing C might be a better idea. But if the manager wants something to send a document on a website or to a email, don't lose time doing it in Assembly.