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If you don't let the company enslave you then you're not a team player.
Also, you're definitely NOT flexible!9
I'm trying to refactor a Java microservice which seems to be written like an hellish 2000s enterprise system: nonsensical usage of inheritance and overcomplicated solutions with unneeded design patterns (that way the junior which developed it could show which he done his homework) and a bad knowledge of the platform on which everything is written has created a damn lasagna code which breaks in many points every time you touch it and to make things worse unit tests are strongly coupled to the implementation so they need to be modified after most changes to the code (defeating the whole purpose of TDD). After spending two days seeing crash logs on my terminal I've lost my mind, grabbed a baby yoda plush which was in my bedrom and I ripped it to pieces while I was listening to Black Sabbath to discharge all my frustration.
Now, after I've cleared my mind, I decided to just rewrite the whole fucker and call it refactoring (rewriting instead of refactoring is usually the way with microservices but is discouraged where I work because it makes you BaD TEaM PlaYER), probably no one would look into it anyway.2
Why do game studios force social/multiplayer in single player games?
Single player sandbox? How about we make it a multiplayer co-op?
Just fine 1 on 1 brawl? Hey how about you find a team and tag team? No? Too bad fuck you, no points to you for a whole fucking season.
I have been trying my best to fix a broken process and a product that never saw the day of the light.
Aligning all the teams, trying to bridge all the feature gaps, and at the same time learning this new product and company culture.
Now this lady comes to me with a requirement. I have zero clue what it is and instead of empathising with me that I am new and should dumb down her ask, she kept throwing heavy product specific terms as if I have been working in this team for previous 9 lives.
Anyway, I take her ask into my product roadmap and try to prioritise it.
Now I connect with them again for some discovery and she is passive aggressive towards me that it's been more than a year no one is considering their request and started whinning.
I have just joined the org 6 months ago and you start attacking me for someone else's mistake?
What the actual fuck! Go fucking die bitch. Never again I am taking her request.
If she has a problem then just speak it up and take it with leadership. Don't fucking be passive aggressive with me especially when I am not at fault and infact I am trying to help her.
And in interviews they ask people whether they are a team player or not.
It’s all a blur but in 5th grade I was using a TRS-80 with a cassette player for storage at the library where my mom worked. Also an Apple IIe at school in the computer lab. My first personal computer was an IBM XT clone with an 8086 processor and dot matrix printer. I bought it after having fun with my cousin’s Commodore 64 and wanting one, but his uncle sold me on the IBM platform as something that I could upgrade over time. I was 13 when I first learned Assembler and BASIC. Big Blue Disk was my favorite subscription software with all the games and other shareware stuff that came every month in the mail.1
Playing NFS (it was the version which had the McClaren car), few other games and watching some movies (CD player) It wasn't my computer though. It was my cousin's and I used it while he was working. I think I broke it couple of times (windows 95) to get the BSOD.
I bought my own computer only when I started working. My family couldn't afford one before that. Luckily I had good friends in college who let me use theirs for course work.