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JsonBoa23692yLeadership is bottom up - a leader inspires the workforce before facing the top brass. When they put a guy above you for the sake of it, and that dude is visibly unworthy, he is not a leader. He is a bureaucrat.
Been there several times. Especially when some rich-AF asshole thinks that because he bought a software company he is better at making decisions about the products than anyone there. Money is the product of money, asshole. Not of skill.
Now, you can simply ask to be moved out of his leadership. The brass won't really move you (where?), the whole point is let them aware that this is the reason why you left. But leave. It's a Dev's market out there, and no one you like will die if you leave.
Who hired that moron?
"At my old place we used to do it like this."
I can't stand it when people say crap like that. Like... ok, so what? At another place they probably do it differently too. Who gives a crap?
If you're saying "hey, have we thought about doing it like this, because this could (be objectively better in a bunch of specific ways)" then fair enough - that's the basis for an interesting, and possibly fruitful discussion. But guys that think there's only 1 way of doing anything, and that way is how they did it in their old company? Screw that.
Also, how on earth did the guy get hired to manage you lot if he's never managed *actual* engineers before?!
The key point here is that you definitely drink too much.
And get management to make that "leader" a junior instead.
If you want to keep the job, mob that guy into leaving. If not, leave yourself.
Well, they can still bully him into leaving...
@AlmondSauce bro fr it is absolutely demoralizing. In one meeting (zoom) he said something about how it was back at his old place. And I made the sign for number 1. He just glazed over me and didn't take much notice. Next time he did it I put up 2. And then he kind of got caught of what I was doing and sort of stopped. This was a meeting with the rest of I.T and everyone smiled when I did it because they knew what I was referring to.
To be honest, this seems to be a very prevalent idea with project managers or directors without a software background "just buy anything!" then don't have a dedicated development team, then just have project managers paying someone else to do the installation of software and keep track of the payments etc. I really don't get the point of "buy everything", sure I can see them purchasing certain things, I am definitely not capacitated to code an entire cisco frame, nor to develop the networking software for switches etc, buy those, but wtf everything else?
@molaram we are in the process of doing something like that, but in a "kind" way. We can all detect that he is not a bad person, just someone that does not know what to do, we are trying to give him a break but by Ritchie this is just too hard man
@Oktokolo I am Mexican and Texan, I have to drink too much, it is in my blood. In my heritage.
But moving on, I love my workplace and the I.T department is very close, something I did not get in other places, plus, my users man I care too much for them to let them be at the hands of someone else. Previously, I left for a different department, but because the ex manager and I wrote the specs for the manager and the other software developers, I was asked to be part of the interview comittee, everyone that applied was sleezy as fuck, and I could not leave my team in the hands of some dickhead that was not going to take care of them, thus, when no suitable candidate came up and the execs asked me to step up to the position I decided to do so. and it has been working good thus far. It is just a matter of us dealing with a bunch of morons.
WHOA!! So basically he’s ok with calling them software developers even though they don’t develop software in house! That’s like a chef who doesn’t cook but buys pre heated spaghetti from the local supermarket. Why reinvent spaghetti when you can purchase it from shoprite? Seriously, I feel bad you have to work for this baboon
@AleCx04 Yeah, you often see those people get sucked into the "buy, don't build" mantra just because they get conned by all the sales guys telling them that. They then go on to preach it themselves and get laughed at by anyone with a vague clue.
We have a similar person at my place now, nice enough guy but clueless and tends to get in the way more than he helps. It's damn frustrating.
I hope he doesn’t last long. Sounds a prat
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