Do all the things like ++ or -- rants, post your own rants, comment on others' rants and build your customized dev avatarSign Up
From the creators of devRant, Pipeless lets you power real-time personalized recommendations and activity feeds using a simple APILearn More
I know the feeling. Thankfully the kool-aid man is my spirit animal.
Is it a brick wall with a glory hole? Because that explains the talking. Anyway, that last sentence is so common. I heard people say that about Indian devs and I heard Indian devs say it about their clients. My favorite one said, "Talking to Lanie (client) is like talking to a rock." :D
There was one time, I sent an article to my brother and he thought I wrote it because it was so accurate in the smallest details but I didn't write it at all.
@rutee07 Oh, I'm sure the offshore team probably feels the same way about me at this point 😂
Conversations generally go thus:
Offshore guy: I think we should do X, that will stop hypothetical situation Y from happening
Almond: Good idea, but that's not really the priority now - A is really the priority we should be working on (yaknow, the one marked as high priority in Jira, fully fleshed out with estimates, ready to go, etc.) - let's add X to the backlog.
Offshore guy: Would you like a deeper explanation of X? It would be very good to do it. It would solve problems.
Almond: Oh, I totally understand what X would do. It's just a large piece of work that's not a priority right now. As I said earlier, we really need to....
Offshore guy: ...It is important though. Shall we prepare a presentation for you next week of why X would be a good idea?
Other offshore guy: Almond, what we're trying to do with X is (literally says what first guy said...)
arun142yBecause talking to an offshore team is almost always the same as talking to a brick wall.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my offshore team as humans - they’re nice people.
I’ve explained things to them so many times that I honestly can’t wrap my head around other ways to explain it, eventually they get exasperated as well and just start saying they understand even when they don’t.
Then i review their code, reject it, and repeat the process over again.