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orseji
2y

So I have been working on a project for a while now and because the deadline was getting closer the project leader decided to involve a 3rd programmer. All development was due to be finished today. Yesterday the person informed me that he wont be able to finish with his part on time. This came unexpectedly and way too late. I have myself been working really hard to finish my part in the project but now I have to take over his part and finish it. The worst part is that there is liket 40 hours left to finish his part. I don’t know why I’m writing this but I just have to get my emotion out of my chest. My weekend is ruined.

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  • 2
    I know this feeling, from both your side, and his side. Don't overwork yourself now, and make sure you make him help make up for that time too.
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    @xewl yeah I suppose I’m just tired. This is the first time in my short career that I have been ordered to work overtime. I don’t know how to react when these kind of situations occurs. I suppose I just have to do my best.
  • 0
    "I don't know how to react"

    Get used to it. This kind of work is like that.
  • 1
    @orseji Only way to go... is just go. It has to be kept sane, and communication is key to that. So make sure, if there's a next time for him, to call that out, out loud. Good luck!
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    The dev mentioned it to you, and you took up the problem yourself. Although admirable, he should mention it to the project leader. The PL should come up a solution. If this means asking you to do overtime, atleast you’d have a choice and you would be praised for helping. Now ifyou cant finish the project this weekend, the PL would be informed even later and blaim you (perhaps more than the other dev)
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    @jareish the PL is aware of this.
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    @jareish and he didn’t ask me to do overtime because he cannot force me(his own words). I’m doing overtime just so I can at least try to finish the project.
  • 0
    @orseji use your anger to start developing a good portfolio. When that's ready, start looking for a new job.
    When you get that new job, keep on working on that portfolio, so you always have options.
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