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I actually do have something to rant about!

The people I've decided to work with... are complete and utter fools. They don't want to keep updated with new practices and merely talk about awesome stuff... Let me elaborate.

The first person is someone I spent really many hours just writing with, I've helped him build on his personal project, which has now become our project (which I've done most of the work on now). He keeps writing about things that aren't fucking relevant for the current task - furthermore, he completely refuses to use any type of collaboration software in order to keep an eye on tasks we want to, and already have completed. He likes Git but doesn't provide helpful git messages, sometimes even stuff like 'forgot this'.. never any freaking description of what's actually been done! Not even after agreeing it should be done, he just doesn't understand what a helpful message is apparently.
I might be a bit special regarding wanting to follow practices, but how the fuck do you make any amount of money by being so ignorant!? He was a WP 'developer' a while ago, and has since changed to JS and are using a framework which he doesn't understand - he can't even remember what the documentation states.

So why do I 'work' with him? He knows a lot of phrases he's read in books, blogs, and the likes. That makes him really inspirational and positive and he really wants to become successful(like me!). But over the last few months, I've realized how bad he is at programming - he doesn't know basic programming concepts and have a hard time applying any sort of knowledge to his programming. If it's not pre-built, he can't use it, not even if the documentation has specific examples. He barely grasps the concept of binding data to a variable. He wouldn't know how to access it again though, it's just for the sake of binding it to some existing functionality.

The other guy really likes his old style. He hired me to maintain some application. Which has turned out to be a hell of several small tasks he needs to be finished or reworked - with no clear definition of the task. Most of the time, he'll do some initial changes, show the changes to me, vaguely explain what they do (not what he's trying to achieve) and first THEN ask me to do these changes, most often in some files that don't exist (he uses the wrong filenames so I have to guess/ask where the changes need to be made).
To top it all off, old syntax is used and don't get me started on the spaces+tabs for indenting lines... Because I've already added a great ESLint+Prettier conf and everything should be nicely formatted according to pre-defined rules.
But he won't take the time to install some plugins in his editor and I'm left with sometimes buggy, badly formatted code (the code I have to make changes with!) - that's while he several times have agreed that I can do what I want and that he even questions his own ways when looking at my changes which he calls by-the-book.
So why the motherfucking fuck do I keep working with him?

Well, he keeps paying so that's really nice - I haven't been able to properly execute the bigger tasks(which pays more) though, due to a lack of information or some badly written code I couldn't quite figure out how works (at a glance).

He also keeps talking about these new projects he wants to make.. he even has these freaking papers with descriptions and data-structures and we converse really good about these new awesome projects. He also likes cryptocurrencies(which is an interest of mine he has inflamed quite a bit) and lastly, he seems like a genuinely nice guy who I'd like to spend some time with even besides coding and work.

So now I stand here - stuck with people that make me feel like a demi-god or something because I use a git style-guide and ESLint+Prettier with the Airbnb style-guide.

What should I do? I'd really like some remote work and have a desperate need for money... So much so, that I might even have to pick up a fulltime job, in order to save my sorry ass - all because I like speaking with people who just like the thought of programming...

I'm actually quite lonely with my thoughts and they are the two only people I've had some sort of relationship with - who has an invested interest in programming/dev... I really like that, despite having to follow their thoughts as they surely can't follow mine.

Please be my friend or give me some paid work lol.

Also, I've been moving the last couple weeks - those weeks has been the most stressful of my life and have not contributed to my overall wellbeing and relations with people... It's good to be back at the computer again and be reading some devRant though!

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    All I can say is keep trudging along and start applying to positions at regular companies.

    Becoming a freelancer right off the bat I think is the wrong way to achieve your goal. You need a company with structure and guidelines which is a better learning environment than what you currently have.

    Doubtful you will get any work from here or any of the freelance sites.

    Unfortunately you have to do the heavy lifting and head out and drop CV's off and apply to every company in your area.

    I get your stress, I am currently in a high stress environment now and it sucks.
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    That's what I've feared to be honest. I have a history of not being able to work with regards to some mental issues - which has mostly disappeared over the years. I was homeless for several years which actually turned me into a decent human being with quite a lot of strength & stamina to move on. I also learned a lot about humans and mostly about myself (as most of my time has been spent thinking and wondering)

    So yeah, anyways... If anyone wants to help me out with finding some work (I can do remote work at odd hours if needed) please feel free to do so. I'm a fast learner and are happy with most prices.

    Denmark isn't the best place to live in regards to programming opportunities - which is why I really want some remote work.

    I guess it's on to make a proper website with some offers to make dev/IT solutions and walk around town to find some customers - while handing out CV's & applications, if they don't need a programmer.
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    @Kandelborg

    If there is anyone who understands, it is me.

    I have been homeless (ranted on it) and due to depression and fatigue my apsenteeism at any jobs ive had was through the roof.

    Ive been working for companies remotely the past few years so I've been able to hide my depression issues and and some weeks I'm not productive at all. (They can't see what i do all day)

    But i work at a very low salary to work remotely.

    So for me too I'm now applying at regular jobs and will deal with the other shit as it comes.

    I just cannot learn much more on my own.
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