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What a giant steaming pile of excrement.
The best thing I think you can possibly do (besides running away from that job as fast as you can) is use it to give that guy enough rope to officially hang himself in the eyes of management.
Getting him screaming on a call with an abrupt hangup was a sweet, sweet move.
Also, the bit about constructors for unit testing and the production code calling other stuff, that was a great laugh!
There is a thing known as Bastard Injection, which is what you do when you're refactoring terrible code like that, but it sounds as if somebody stopped in the middle of the refactor.
So many lols.
@duckWit I learned this awesome trick. When someone is being evil and looses their cool, I use one of these lines:
Do you realize that you're raising your voice?
Do you need a moment to compose yourself?
This isn't just for anybody. Everyone gets a little frustrated and I'm not sensitive. If you mean well you can say anything to me. Even then I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. I'm not out to get anyone.
This is for someone who is becoming an active threat to either my job or my ability to do it. That includes management. You need at least one witness.
It's like gasoline on a fire. You can hear the whoosh. They totally lose it, and then the conversation is all about their lack of control.
This guy got option A, delivered like a parent to a child: "You're raising your voice." He lost it and I owned him. I haven't had to speak to him once since. It obviously doesn't destroy him but it lowers respect for him and makes him slightly more vulnerable for the next guy.
What a rant. Just wow.
Lmao. I hope you find a better place to work soon. Thanks for the laugh.
This all sounds horrible. Hope you get on a better team/job.
No words can describe what I just read