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Starting to wish I never got involved in this industry.

I am working for the most ridiculous, god awful place I have ever had the misfortune of working and I am having a HELL of a time getting out of it because everything wants 5 years fucking exp in some fucking specific framework that is basically the same as every other fucking framework.

Our previous cto was a closeminded totalitarian bully and when she finally left she was replaced by a lecherous fucking dinosaur who has no idea how to code in our code base. He also has barely been showing up to work for the last few months.

For some reason our fucking ceo allows this all to continue and only interjects whenever he can make himself the biggest nuisance (ie design handoffs etc where he has little to no knowledge)

I was already woefully underpaid but was recently 'promoted' to team lead and when I brought up my ridiculous salary (yes I was essentially just funneled into this role) they gave me a neglible raise and ceo told the fucking dinosaur to tell me he 'doesn't like when people ask for raises'

The only reason I am in this position is because we have such ridiculously poor employee retention and I am one of the people after only 2.5 years there that has the ability to provide any kind of knowledge transfer. Most of our dev team consists of people fresh out of school and our code base is just an absolute mess of junior dev spaghetti debauchery.

I have expressed concerns over this and was told that I'm negative and go looking for problems and that 'everywhere is like this'

The ceo has a few people he keeps close because in his words 'they're the only ones who don't disagree with me'

He also refused to hire anyone with experience because they cost too much and he doesn't like people who have opinions.

To make matters worse all the fucking dinosaur does is wander around and talk to the junior devs about video games.

His previous favorite past time was staring at my tits, ranting about his wife and telling me 'he'd offer to give me a back rub but you can't do that now a days'

I caught his fucking wife creeping me on LinkedIn a few months ago for some fucking reason.

Oh and as icing on the cake I had a fucking interview today for an intermediate angular position and a few minutes after I received an email saying that ACCTUALLY they had been informed they were now looking for a senior react dev.

Like seriously what the fuck.

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  • 11
    They're fucking great tbh but if I was getting paid what he was I would spend more time mentoring and less time making racist comments & creeping on women I have no chance with.
  • 11
    Wow, quality rant. It's hard to choose my favorite part. * giving you a back rub *
  • 7
    @retoor I could literally fucking go on forever about this place it's unreal.
  • 6
    @yesNo please do. * gives another back rub *
  • 3
    @retoor I need to go take a bleach bath but I am sure I will have more material in the coming days to entertain y'all with.
  • 5
    @b2plane to degrade to your level.. How big is ur...?
  • 4
    Ruuuuun
    Don’t look back
  • 2
    @ars1 I am not sure if I should just quit and then dedicate all my time to job hunting or stick it out
  • 3
    Can't sleep. Thinking about rubbing. * Gives @We3D a back rub *
  • 2
    @retoor 10x * gives a back rub back * - u can sleep now =*

    @yesNo Hi there! reading that rant felt almost like reading my diary ;}. just where to start from...

    those 3-5 yrs exp. in their fav framework - got already 2 rejections b/c of that ( that's why I don't bother to learn something beforehand anymore... there is no way I spend that much time on a personal project so I can please them ). I got 1 test task, even though they too said they want an exp. dev in that frame... but idk, smth in my CV or d short 1st interview grabbed their attention and they gave me d task... and d framework last ver gives me headaches from d start... still can't get 2 d point of starting d real task b/c of some php errs that it gives me... good they gave me few more days... will see

    'everywhere is like this' - kind of true ( based on my exp. ) and in d same time not quite... u just replace one kind of problems w/ another while others stays d same in almost any place. that said, I know dat there is ...
  • 2
    ...places where ppl and mngmnt is organized ( former devs usually ) and 4 dat reason only u have 2 not give up. devHoping 4tW

    if d CEO fav breed is ass lickers that agree on every one of his stupid decisions ( and since salary is not compensating 4 that stress ) u better run ( there is always a chance the next gig 2 be a bit less sucky... and hey u have some fresh air )

    about d dino...but, but, buu-u-t he already DID... or if he was referring to d action itself, w/o yr permission : send him to jail to rub him while rewinding his live thinking where was his biggest bad move dat led 2 that ;]

    well I touched everything in a chrono way after all, so I have to say smth for 4 last refusal, shouldn't I... what a joke, they don't even know what r they looking for... better skip them anyway

    don't lose hope. u'll find some not so bad place where u can actually grow and have some fun too, but u can't stay there 4ever... I did that mistake before and was all 4 nada ( except the mild burnout )
  • 2
    @yesNo also, bout the job hunt. if u can afford to quit and focus all ur energy on finding new localhost, that's perfect and I would do that... buut it may take time too, so u may prefer to stick till u got an offer ( or close to 1 ) and then u drop d mike ;}
  • 2
    @yesNo btw ur nick reminded me about 'Malcolm in the middle' : 'yes,no maybe... idk...' =]
  • 2
    Bahahahaa I love it I couldn't think of anything else as the time but it's always good when a handle conjures up a theme song.

    Thanks for the response lol it helps that someone can empathize.

    It's fucking wild out here dude.
  • 3
    on one note: I love big sheeshas (chichis, tits, bazongas) on another note: yo wtf
  • 4
    @AleCx04 dirty ol milkersss
  • 3
    @AleCx04 wtf indeed
  • 2
    @yesNo nice big ol milkers might make men act un-accordingly, but it is no excuse, I feel for the situation.
  • 6
    @AleCx04 listen I understand people's dicks don't just fall off when they turn 50 but there's a time and a place and it's not when your at the office with your young female coworkers.

    Thanks ahahaha
  • 2
    @yesNo I am subscribed to your rants now...

    If i read correctly you're working in a country where workers rights and equality are not that well respected. I wish you can have a better job with the pay you deserve.
  • 3
    @NeatNerdPrime this can happen in any country
  • 2
    @retoor sadly yes, I am aware. Although, if I may add that I think that in some countriesand/or workplaces awareness and sensitivity has increased compared to others.

    Still it sucks and should not happen.

    I'm my opinion you're only allowed to stare at boobs when invited to.
  • 1
    @NeatNerdPrime does nudism count as an invite or have to be : pls look at my titties NOW! ;}
  • 1
    This some premium shit.

    I appreciate some heavenly crafted bodonkadonks fit to give suk as much as the next guy but yikes that's not a free pass for a gericatic to blatantly stare
  • 2
    @We3D no that does not count as an invitation and you are required to be nude as well. Yes you need expliciet permission from the person.

    Intimacy is the same as SElinux profiles. Permissions should be granted explicitly.
    Unless you are okay that random strangers grab you by the balls and call you a tiny dick person...
  • 0
    @NeatNerdPrime don't worry, I will be, and yeah if I'm there and talking or just chilling around I won't stare if I don't know her enough and know already it is ok ( just d occasional snapshots, u know ;] )
  • 0
    At least you got 2 big bazookas, as cleavage, sorry I meant leverage.
  • 1
    @NeatNerdPrime ... I mean if I wait for explicit verbal permission 2 look @ dat direction, she might start thinking that I'm not interested in what I see or have strange ( 4 some and normal 4 others ) sexual orientation.

    When I'm intrigued I make sure to show it 1 way or another. the body and eye cues r here to be used and !only discussed ;}

    but ofc.if no pong returned I don't continue risking to be rude or smth similar. I'm a fair player =]
  • 3
    just leave. this level of toxicity just isn't worth your time
  • 3
    This was a WILD read. Here have my updoot.

    Also @b2plane you should go and fucking kill yourself.
  • 2
    Fuck I know that feeling (incompetent superiors not the sexual part)

    I wish you good luck for the future q.q

    @fruitfcker

    Damn now I'm imagining all of devrant meeting and drinking and shittalk :D

    Let us all get wasted :D
  • 1
    @NeatNerdPrime oh no I'm in a developed nation. Just a more redneck part. But yes. It does happen everywhere - females researchers are discouraged from going to many places because the risk for rape and sexual harassment by their colleagues is high.

    Being a woman is wild.
  • 1
    @Nanos I fucking wish.

    Place is run like a mom and pop biz...

    I know alot of companies are shite but having to see the person responsible everyday is more trying 🤣
  • 1
    @yesNo go full wfh ;) insist on it even
  • 1
    @We3D I wish ahahhaha they're against that 💀 because of course they are
  • 1
    @yesNo poor u, better start archiving ur code and go to a sunny place =]
  • 2
    @yesNo I'm speaking on behalf of a lot of devs ... but JUMP SHIP ASAP.

    If your reality is even 10% true of what u posted on ur rant, it's not worth the stress and anxiety it will cause you in the long run.
  • 1
    @Sid2006 it's 100% true the only upside is my coworkers are fucking amazing.
  • 1
    @yesNo The cons outweigh the pros for you to jump ship.
  • 2
    @yesNo have a solution 4 ya, grab them all and start ur own thing, or move as a pack...

    I can see it :

    HR : u r perfect for this role, when can u start?
    U : actually we r a bundle, u got with me 5 other guys with this and that under their black belt, soo...?
  • 1
    @We3D I would 100% reccomend them when I get outta this place
  • 2
    @retoor you sure are trying.
  • 4
    @Wisecrack I calculated that this rant is having the ANGRY GOAT rank
  • 3
    @retoor what's angry goat rank is that a categorization 🤣
  • 3
    @yesNo https://devrant.com/rants/7545510/... I'm tired, I had to count three times
  • 2
    Amazing
  • 2
    @retoor cool. But you gotta be sure. It's easy to get ANGRY GOAT mixed up with NUN WITH PMS!
  • 3
    Personal fave is despair event horizon
  • 1
    @yesNo 100%, no one should feel harassed like that on their workplace, work sucks enough as it is most days, no need to add dirty old fuckers into the mix.
  • 2
    @AleCx04 he did stop because I chewed him out but its still pisses me off seeing his useless fucking ass everyday
  • 2
    @AleCx04 that's why I said his previous favorite past time 🤦‍♀️
  • 2
    @yesNo maybe he's ranting at home that you stare at his ass and that's the reason his wife checked your LinkedIn
  • 3
    @retoor in another universe maybe 🤣
  • 4
    Your company raises more red flags than a Chinese military parade.
    Get out as soon as possible.
    If you can write this well in English I assure you it will not be as hard as it seems to get a remote job or a working visa a continent or two away.
  • 2
    @JsonBoa good call I have only been applying in my country.
  • 1
    Fight the inertia and gtfo out of there...

    Unless you like back rubs that is
  • 3
    Imagine actually getting the back rub on your last work day and you find out it's amazing
  • 1
    @retoor oh the confusion!
  • 1
    You need to run from this place

    What’s funny is if you have the knowledge of the code and domain, they should be paying you substantially more, lest you, well, leave and leave the entire thing in the hands of the juniors

    Good luck
  • 1
    >starting to wish I never got involved in this industry

    There are better places, you’ll get there eventually, don’t give up
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