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Woke up in the middle of the night thinking about work and how the team seems to be always a few steps away from the next production issue and well always busy with urgent work too so that the crap that produces more and more tech debt never get cleaned or fixed...

And now it's grown so big... The bad habits are just sparking more bad habits and well the only person (boss) able to correct course still hasn't realized for the last 4 years... Constantly thinking things will get better after the next sprint. Hell we don't even use proper sprint planning... even I can't keep up anymore and can never get any long term high value/low immediate return work done...

So I guess I'm having a work overload, nervous breakdown before even going back to work...

I have an urge to tell all this to his boss and have him give him a wake-up slap or maybe bring in a more experienced/veteran manager to set the ship right but my boss personally is a very nice guy so don't want to rat him out...

So not really sure now what to do other than maybe just stay in my lane and put up the blinders? And let the whole forest around be burn down... Though I still gotta bear the heat till it all dies down by itself...

Can't say when that is though...

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    From someone with the same experience who became the lead after finally giving up on respecting the old leads professional abilities. Once the hole is dug a business has to commit a lot to fill it in, and by the time you convince such idiots it should be done, it will be too late anyway. Then there is the culture of laziness to learn that often accompanies such a business. And changing that is a separate and even harder problem.

    It ain't worth it.
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    @craig939393 well there no lead or basically the manager, who basically send to sign work like a thread pool manager? But all resources are equal even though they're not...

    I've tried leaving or actually switching teams last year but that didn't work out... And then just ended up getting promoted with a big pay bump instead which makes it even harder to jump especially with COVID...

    Guess sorta like the economy.... The question is not if but when it will all crash down... And well who will be left afterwards...
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    @donuts a shit code base doesn't mean failure. It means it likely won't achieve a truly great things for the business but can still be considered a success.It raises the chance of failure, but so do a lot of things.

    It depends how you want to work, if you consider your job a profession that you're passionate about, and if you're learning and improving your profession.

    I decided to change jobs and got one after a couple weeks. I personally am not worries about job safety as a software engineer, but I also don't have any major financial commitments.
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