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How long you been there?
Are you a geek or an imposter?
If you are unhappy find somewhere else. If there is no where else maybe you should try to integrate better with existing staff. I find a lot of IT people are socially arkward. You may not be that way. But there is generally a difference between geeks and non geeks. Your boss isn't a geek he is a leader or maybe an entrepreneur. Down the pub or in a social gathering just accept you are different. Many it guys have a lot of anger and attitude...and.ery opinionated. That doesn't make friends. Respect is earned, being good at something doesn't make people like you.
actually I'm quite sociable and extraverted and i integrate very well with some of the consultants who are generally more disagreeable. i also integrate well with the socially awkward people, always have since my early teens. that boss advertised a dev position but it was not a dev position so i asked my current boss to join his department and now I do what i love.
it's not even that certain folks don't like me, it's just the double speak and false advertising. When i hang out with theless nerdy types and "cool kids" they generally accept my presence and don't mind me but then i witness all the underhanded remarks about co-workers that aren't there, the gossip and attitudes and i just don't like that so i avoid these people.
but you are very right, I'm looking for new companies rn. the big benefit of this place tho is the short commute (5mins) and the fact that my team is very productive and enjoyable
Linux softban? WTF? Are they a Mac shop?
I've used Linux at work for the past four jobs, over 7 years, in 3 countries. I do not want to ever go back to a Win/Mac desktop.
I would find a new job.
Windows, cause most employees are just soing basic office shit.
the majority of devs don't work at the HQ and they use linux cause it doesn't have control over their office. i work at HQ but i took a risk and installed arch and I'm the only dev at HQ that doesn't have any problems with their machine. my boss and an operator followed my path and it worked out great except that IT doesn't like us now :P
wannabee726d@hugh-mungus shouldn't you present this situation to your CEO and get a formal green to using what gives you the most productivity and joy to work?
I've been in a somewhat similar situation but after some time I've convinced the people and I'm now one of the few folks using Linux on the workstation. No more OS restrictions whatsoever, as long as you're doing your job.
Edit: The only issues you may have with the Microsoft centric network and communication apps, but I've found workarounds
mundo0327176dOutbound people think that talking and cake and events are things that include people because they don't need meaningful connections, they only need a connection, even if it is not real, even if it did not happen, they will think it did.
Outbound people are HR, recruiters, C-level, some managers, generally non tech people.
See the problem?
They are selfish assholes who think are doing good for everyone but fail to get out of their own asses.
py2js35976dWho the fuck is IT to decide what OS you can or can't use. You are the dev you can only use what works for you
toXel4136d@wannabee Could you tell me about those workarounds? We're using Skype for business (sigh) quite a lot. And of course Outlook and all the Office crap with CI styled templates that we have to use...
I'm an Android developer there and I'm super happy with the company and co-workers. But I'm a Linux guy and developing on Windows just feels so unproductive and the OS has minium one strange problem every week. Mainly with the awesome Trend Micro AV. Today it just kept deleting a binary I built because it recognized it as a virus. Then after 30 minutes or so it just stopped doing it... WTF is this software? O.o
wannabee726d@toXel what I've found to replace those:
* Skype for business => Pidgin + SIPE plugin to enable the "Office Communicator" protocol.
* Outlook => Thunderbird + Lightning calendar + DavMail.
* Office => LibreOffice.
I'll try to remember some articles on how to properly set these up if you don't manage to do so first.
My team is using linux cause i basically installed arch. So my team is good. Our berlin office is basically linux only as well.
i agree about the superficial connnection thing. I'd say they even fear meaningful connections. Whenever a convo starts getting deeper they distract with some bs.
But it's not all doom and gloom. It's mostly just some of the people who suck, however I'm gonna look into new companies
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