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Manager: What’s taking so long on that PR?? It’s just some small styling adjustments

Dev: No it’s not you added an entire new calendar module that doesn’t work

Manager: Ok but besides that it’s just a small couple of css edits

Dev: You made styling changes in 50 files, half of which break our mobile responsiveness

Manager: Well then STOP talking to me and FIX IT if you’re so smart.

Dev: You also added a series of filters on a table in this same PR that cause th—

Manager: OK SO I GOT A BIT DISTRACTED THE FACT IS IT ALL NEEDS TO GET DONE SO IT DOESN’T MATTER IF IT’S ALL ON ONE PR SPLITTING THINGS UP INTO SMALL UPDATES IS JUST UNNECESSARY BUREAUCRACY AND IF YOU LIKE THAT THEN GO. WORK. FOR. THE GOVERNMENT!!!

Dev: …

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  • 11
    Incomprehensible as always
  • 23
    Dude I keep thinking your rants/stories can’t be real, but then again you can’t really make up this shit… Either way thanks for showing us lowest lows and take my upvote 🤷🏻‍♂️
  • 12
    "go work somewhere else!"

    Ok!
  • 4
    @neriald "you can't make up this shit" yeeaaaaah.... Have you heard about star wars? At this point I think his rants are not real. I don't think someone that stupid can be alive long enough to be a manager. He should be out of gene pool already.
  • 11
    @hack He does have some redeeming qualities that keep him in the game, I only post his temper tantrums though so it only gives a snapshot of his character.

    Most of the post “…” moments are followed by a discussion where we talk it out and return to some semblance of rationality and then he’ll avoid me and sulk for a couple hours and he’ll be back at it again at the next standup.

    Truth is I never would have become the programmer I am today without his being a constant thorn in my side having to justify and articulate everything I do and the reason I do it multiple times over. It’s redundant and frustrating for sure but the constant questioning forces you to challenge what you believe to be true and internalize only things that can survive that onslaught.

    Also after dealing with him everything else in life just seems so easy in comparison.
  • 3
    @hack what’s “star wars”?
  • 2
    @neriald yeah, that's my question too. What does star wars have to do with this?
  • 0
    @boombodies more competent managers are better for your technical development. Instead of talk about bullshit, they can guide you and tell where you can improve yourself. Of course we know him from your rants only and you never said a single good thing about him. It feels like you are living rock bottom everyday and say "this is fine". Hope you are happy man.

    @neriald I meant people can make shit up. Like star wars where nothing is real.
  • 2
    @hack Nah life is good, but I will be moving on soon. There’s just a couple more things I want to do on these projects I started that ultimately got me this job and allowed me to transition into this field of work in the first place and I’ll be onto the next adventure
  • 1
    Yeah tell HR I’m gonna need a raise if they want me to stay 🤣
  • 1
    @boombodies never doubted ya. I’ve experienced worse.
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