Boss: Great news, we are getting another backend dev from another team to help us out.

Me: Cool, hopefully we don’t have the same trouble as the others, not replying, never writing anything down etc.

Boss: No, I’ve worked with her before. She’s much more passionate about doing things right, using best practices and all that stuff.

Me: Oh that’s perfect, great news!

Boss: Yep! ... just be aware she has a tendency to get very easily confused. She delivers the wrong thing from time to time and might need to redo stuff semi-regularly.

Me: ... ... ...

Boss: It’ll all work out. Don’t worry. Ok gotta run.

  • 20
    Kill me now
  • 45
    Dafuq? 🤣🤣🤣
    "She's ok but she fucks up regularly"
  • 68
    On a scale from zero to ten how confused are you?


    No between zero and ten


    How confused?

  • 14
    Feels like my life in Canada, sometimes I forget or do the wrong thing because English is not my first language and my boss keeps giving me verbal instructions instead of writing them
  • 1
    @JackToolsNet I lol'd so hard at this
  • 48
    @irene it’s actually already happened. I shit you not this is the conversation I just had:

    Me: so she’s saying we now have 2 login API’s. One for user type A and one for user type B. This is not what we agreed.

    Boss: I sat with her and explained this. I’m pretty sure she did it the right way and the new API is for all users.

    Me: ...... but she’s saying the exact opposite.

    Boss: yeah but I drew it out on a whiteboard for her and explained it. I’m sure she did it right. She’s just telling you the wrong thing

    I feel like I’m on the fucking Truman show and somewhere all you fuckers are laughing at me
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    @practiseSafeHex I'm laughing now 🤣
  • 3
    Made me day. You Sir, are my hero! You suffer, but live to share those epic stories with us.
  • 2
    @practiseSafeHex check if she is actually confused or just pretending to be so that she can get out of doing work.

    See if she confuses everyday stuff or just the work stuff.
  • 3
    @HoloDreamer even more. Is she a blonde? 🤔🤔🤔
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    @irene @HoloDreamer I don’t think this is the case, but each to their own. I don’t know what’s going on between colleagues in their spare time. She’s in another country so I’ve very little insight.

    I just can’t fucking believe this. The new API has added a value that was suppose to be on a different one. And the Enum we requested has a different string value for one of the cases.

    How is this possible and why ... dear fucking god ... why me again
  • 5
    @practiseSafeHex you really should write a book and get somehow rewarded for everything they put you through.

    Or at the very least a blog with a patreon option
  • 4
    Well, I suddenly feel more inspired to do job applications...
  • 6
    Sounds like my previous manager who's always so enthusiastic about a new hire. It always turns out that the new hire is a fuck up and my manager has the worst judgment skills then my manager gets frustrated and verbally and emotionaly abuses the new hire. New hire ends up crying every time she meets with the manager until she finally resigns.

    Seriously, it wastes the other person's time as well when they get hired into a job they will probably fail to do. It's not "giving someone a chance", it's screwing people's lives.
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    @rutee07 I feel bad now...

    @practiceSafeHex maybe take inputs from boss yourself and then assign it to new hired person

    Or maybe via someone who is at the moment mentoring the newly hired

    Well idk much about such situations but give her the reasoning for doing what you are asking and then she'll understand better
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    @gitlog Why do you feel bad?
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    @rutee07 for the new hired like these

    Maybe it's generally because improper training when one got into the field?

    Anyways, the pre existing people may always help the new ones
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    @gitlog That company was definitely different and absolutely terrible in treating their employees especially junior developers. The thing is the higher ups already "trained" the old ones to be power tripping scum bags. I've never seen so many people treated with blatant disrespect and it being okay or even a leadership trait.

    So yeah, sometimes it's the company.
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    @practiseSafeHex she'll fit right in with you mate! ;)
  • 0
    @jespersh oh, low blow during a very difficult time ha
  • -1
    may i ask how good she looks? (because the boss says she looks good but fucks up 😉)
  • 0
    "Best practices and stuff" - Probably writing very good code but missing a semicolon from time to time and rewriting whole parts because of that error. (Please just ignore the existance of IDEs for the sake of this joke, I know it's bad)
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