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bedawang
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After I graduated, I found a junior job in a company where I already knew the only dev, who has been working there for 6 years. Immediately after I signed the contract, the manager told me that the other guy was leaving the company in one month... Horror!

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    Let me guess: The other dev provided no documentation and his code wasn't using any comments either...
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    @PonySlaystation

    No comments
    No docs
    No unit tests
    .NET 2.0 and deprecated nugett packages
    Microservices w duplicate code all over the place
    Micromanagement w/o planning
    No IT'ers, network specialists, or helpdesk people for +50 clients
    + 500 open bugs for +20 projects

    Fun, fun, fun....
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    @bedawang I can feel you... my current sitiation is somewhat similar, but at least it's well paid. I hope in your case too.
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    @PonySlaystation Nope, junior doing senior stuff takes longer, so... ๐Ÿ™
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    @bedawang If you find a good moment, I'd recommend to ask for a raise. They most likely can't afford a crashing system thus making your job vital. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Similar situation here, just that the only Dev before me leaved when i started, we only had 2-4 days where he explained some parts to me.

    Most code had 0 comments and 0 documentation and he was not a good programmer. Code was spaghetti with switch cases state machines and 20 flags to indicate to jump from one state to a other.

    I rewrote most of it completely, much cleaner and smaller code now, size went from something like 60 KiB with optimization enabled to 40 KiB without optimization and more features.
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    @PonySlaystation In March it's one year anniversary, then I will flip the table ๐Ÿ˜
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