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Best carrier choice: leaving the old company I worked for...

TLDR version: I yelled at owner/director to shove it..got layed off the next day. Never regreted that day!! EVER!!

Long version: I was asked to implement storing of CC numbers (yes, the whole lot) & their matchig CVC numbers..plain text, no encription.. company didn't even fulfilled standards to store last four digits.. so I yelled at the 'big boss' that he is crazy and that I won't do it.. Next day, I got handed a letter that said they have to lay me off due to lack of work and that my position is redundant & no other workplace for me.. Never been happier in my life!!

I wanted to quit for some time, due to crazy stuff they asked me to implement & how!? & toxic personel. I was called Hitler (& am actually proud of this!!) cuz I was work oriented & didn't kiss mrs.Director's ass.. I wasn't slacking like the rest of them did, so of course, I was the bad guy..

Anyhow, fast forward 6 months, got the best job ever & am now here for 5yrs+.

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    @irene void, null... no fucking clue..
    I pointed out on many occasions that some of the features the client wanted are not 'exactly by law'.. they ignored me flatout..but this.. fuck.. I wasn't gonna go down with that when it backfired! O.o
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    You're the carrier of your career alright 🤪
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    In Germany there are ways to inform the government for a potential datasecurity problem... maybe you can do it too since you seem to be inside the EU

    By law I would even be forced to report if I knew something as risky as saving such informations.
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    @brano88 um..did you read what I just wrote?! I don't need anything from that guy..and if someone would have hired me based on his recommendations.. no thanks, I rather switch occupation.
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    @ShotgunSurgeon I don't think that project ever saw the light of day.. I hope..was checking local news & domain that should run it for some time, but nothing poped up..
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    Hang on.. was this in the public sector or what ? Sounds like it when I read :
    "I was work oriented & didn't kiss mrs.Director's ass.. I wasn't slacking like the rest of them did, so of course, I was the bad guy.."
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    @mclayoz lol it was 'or what'. I don't think I'd qualify for public sector IT jobs here, I don't have university degree.. :/
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