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heyheni2110628dSeems like you need two or three new employees. 1. a manager who speaks on your behalf and keeps your erratic boss at bay and keeps your work schedule in check. And two more programmers. And a Designer eventually?
So what about you hire a freelance part-time manager for two days a week? And one or two offshore developer from for example the philipines or poland? That way you get a two-three for one employee situation.
Your boss is obviously no manager.
10011011113428dUgh, that sounds truly horrendous. If you don't get more human resources to your aid and/or some improvement into the decision making SOON, hand in your resignation ASAP and find something new... Do not, ever, allow yourself to get into the point of burning out: that's no fun, and at the worst it can take years to recover. Speaking from personal experience here...
@heyheni Yeah, we absolutely need at least one dev, ideally two. We're hiring a dev this month, which is good. Used to be 3 of us when I joined, I'm the only one left. Had another person on a completely different project which was also too big for one person, he left recently. That project was also "the future", it's an iOS app which is supposed to be a more "premium" way to access our services, but is actually way inferior to the website in every way. I warned them not to push the app because we'll have to maintain two things instead of one, and building new stuff across them will be a mess. Nope! Now we have an inferior app that's being left behind, yay.
To be honest, I'm supposed to be the manager you're referring to (in addition to being lead dev). It's just ridiculous to try and manage my own workload that way, when it's only me.. And trying to do that is just more stressful than coding to be honest. We do have a contractor designer though.
@miksaraj I hear you. No intention of letting it get out of hand more than it currently is. I can still go on for a while (and I'll have to, my notice period being what it is), but I obviously have no desire to try and fix things, I've been trying for the last couple of years... you get small wins sometimes, but there are fundamental issues.
Root6333628dDo you work for ItsAllOnMe by chance?
Your description sounds exactly like where I worked, the asshole and his "bizteam" i worked for, the lack of caring and listening, the burnout, etc.
I called it hell.
qwwerty59927dEvery time these people use "It should be an easy thing to do" it's nice to see them squirm when you ask what expertise they have in the field to make such assumptions.