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samshal
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"WTH! Get the fuck out of here, bitch!!".

I started a new job today (remote) and my first task was to improve product sign-up process, basically the UX is shit and the backend is even worse, never felt so bad looking at terrible software design my entire life and career. My first assignment was to introduce some sanity. (Mr. Supervisor's exact words)

Anyway, I report directly to upper management but need to get onboarded by current technology expert who's highly skilled at writing shitty code and is also stupid, literally.

It took the whole day to get him to grant access to the private repo in order to start working but that's not the story.

So, I'm seated, demoralised about the structure of software I have to work on and here I was refreshing localhost:7878 consistently and was consistently getting the message:
"WTH! Get the fuck out of here, bitch!!".

So, this same codebase I have is suppose to be the exact same one that's powering the app in production. I was furious and confused. Is stupid calling me a bitch already??? He wants to fuck??? What the hell!!!

I called him and turns out, I was suppose to switch branches. The branch I had was suppose to show that message intentionally (??!???!???) (His words exactly), I couldn't even muster the words "Why" completely before he hung up.

So basically, I got onboarded today. Quite successfully, I must add, because I know exactly the battlesuit I have to wear to my new remote job going forward!

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  • 13
    Hello orange dot, and welcome.to devrant!

    An actual rant. GJ!
  • 4
    @magicMirror Thank you. It's infuriating
  • 4
    Sounds like a very 'classy' place.

    I worked at a place once where someone added some ... -text about 9/11- ... to the code, and ended up fired the moment someone found it 6 months after they added it.

    Like there's a time for haiku and clean puns fun but holy cow when you're in the company repo stay away from mean spirited stuff.
  • 0
    Bröther, get the flamer.
    The heavy flamer.
    We have cleansing to do!

    Good luck! I have the questionable fortune of being at a place where the shitty coders have been kicked out, but we are left fixing their messes nonetheless. I think sometimes being able to punch the one responsible might be good for my mental wellbeing :-p
  • 0
    @ArcaneEye Be careful what you wish for, you might just end up with bruised knuckles.😅

    Good thing, they "questionably" got kicked out. Have some strategies to share? Help a brother out.
  • 0
    @ArcaneEye Yeah that's the sad truth of it. A coworker once said to me about another coworker "Man I wish they'd fire that guy, he sucks." ... I had to wonder ... Who gets to clean out that guy's work when he isn't here anymore?

    No I think I'd rather him stay ...

    Incentives can be weird.
  • 0
    @samshal But the branch you are supposed to be on says, "STFU you momma's boy!"
  • 0
    @samshal sorry, that was done some time before I got here. I know they had a lot of talks with the boss about it though, was pretty ugly from the sound of it.
  • 0
    @N00bPancakes I don't know... Sooner you get rid of him the less crap code will you have to clean up ;-)
  • 0
    Quality rant. Legit wtf.
    Welcome to devRant!
  • 0
    I wonder....
    Ctrl+shift+f
    "fuck"
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