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devTea259643yCool story here's ++
dear lord hearing all the horror stories about people working at a job makes me not want to ever work at a job in my life more and more...
I know it's difficult but if you're overloaded you really need to learn to push back on getting more added. You can't keep all those promises and keep a healthy balance in your life!
henlo34573y"I see u building your own game during lunch time. You def not overloaded"
Oh yea well i c u stalking me during lunch time. Fuck you
Wack66513yTo be honest: start looking for a new job! 3 juniors plus interns are no place for you to grow. There isn't someone more expirienced to teach you or review your code. There isn't someone who can say "no" to the PM. They will just load you with work until you collapse and since you're a junior, you won't even get paid a good salary, so as long as it works those fuckers will have no incentive to change.
Therefore my advice to you: polish your CV and start to look for a new job.
...the beauty of managers who know jack shit about what they're managing...
m0nk13563yQuit bro that's a similar scenario of what I've been going through for the last 4 months and I just drafted my resignation paper. If u doubt 20% it will not change then it wont. If there is no chance for a promotion to senior. Quit. From 1 Dev to another. Unless u go on and find a solution please hit me with it .
ajinxs4783yCatch that person eating lunch on lunch break and say AHH SO YOU ARE NOT OVERLOADED WITH WORK FOR SURE.
Start searching for a new job!
leanrob37913yYeah. I NEVER EVER open my mouth about my side projects.
I currently work 2 jobs, both development, and am building a business on the side.
My main job thinks I only work for them.
My side job thinks I only work for them.
The side hustle, the boss (me) knows that the other 2 jobs are just temporary and are a means to an end.
Everyone talks about their weekends like “I’m going hiking and camping and not taking my laptop, what are you doing”
I say “the same, relaxing” and I do this because...
1. I’m a nice guy who like a bit of small talk to build relationships.
2. The work I do on the weekends is NONE OF THEIR FUCKING BUSINESS.
I wouldn't suggest you quit. At least not on the spot. Thats not how you make things better necessarily in the long run. That should be the last resort.
Instead ask the PM for a one on one talk and explain the situation to her like you did here, maybe with less swearing. Ranting definitely helps, but if you just suck it in and don't properly deal with it how would she know that she's doing you wrong.
BUT make it clear to her that what you do in your breaks is your time and your time alone and that is absolutely none of her business. Explain to her that if she uses that as an argument again that you are going to look for a new job.
If that doesn't better the situation or if she keeps dropping back to old habits have another talk with her. This time the final one.
The reason I am writing all of this is because humans always interpret actions subjectively, even if you think you don't. She seems to be a new PM and I am sure she doesn't have bad intentions. But how is she gonna better if you don't give her feedback?
Regardless, great rant. ++
Best wishes you get things sorted.
You work the same amount anyway. The time you spend at work doesn't change if you have one or five projects. It's the manager's job to manage and prioritize your time.
++Good story. You current workplace is toxic but don’t forget that your work ethic is what defines you and appears you have a strong one.
The time you spend coding is time well spend (even if that is for bad PM).
Keep the good spirit ^^