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TLDR; Fuck those HR People
As I am near to finally finish my Bachelors Degree, I am searching for a Job to start my Career. For this my University has a yearly Event, where companies can present themselves and what Kind of Job offers they have for graduates. I had a real nice talk with a recruiter of a small Company that really fits my skills and sounded interesting. As I am a Little stresed bc of my Bachelors Degree, i wasnt able to send them my resume and stuff. But a few days later the women i talked to wrote a mail to me, that they are very interested in me and wanted to meet me at their place. Without asking me to send any docs. We decided that i will come over to them next week and then bring my resume. I was really happy bc this Job was still very interesting and i saw they pay good for their size on glassdoor.
BUT yesterday i got a mail from their Head of HR that the interview is cancelled bc they found someone else.
What? They hire someone (who is happy to get this Job now I hope) without even reading all the resumes of the interested? They asked ME to meet them and not the other way around. I have absolutely no idea how to react to this unprofessional behaviour…
So today we had a Skype conference with external devs about a database topic. In the middle of the call they wanted to present what they already did and opened up the browser. On a domain available for the general public. With our internal data they signed to keep safe.
Our manager stopped the call immediately and our lawyers are working on a lawsuit now.
Today after work I am getting two kittens for my gf and me. It is a suprise for her as she wishes to get a cat for like ever.
Now I thought she could Name one and I will give the other one a Name but except for Erwin (Schrödinger) I have no creative ideas. I`d really like to give him/her an IT related Name.
Big Company rant #2
As I said before I have no admin permissions on my working Notebook and everytime I want those, I have to call the inhouse support, make an Appointment and then they Access my Computer and type in their root Password. Of Course after I had explained them what I want to do nearly a hundred times.
next Thing is our custom Firewall. It is global in our Network and all the Computers have a custom Root Certificate for SSL installed, BUT this certificate seems to be not recognized by nearly every program I want to use. Git-Bash, npm, python/pip, docker, .. everywhere I have to manually install this cert, but most of the time I Need admin Rights to edit those.
After 3 weeks in this Company I thought I have everything correctly installed and configured.
But Company said no.
I received a mail over the Weekend which said my Notebook will be replaced because the one I had was an Interims device and they only waited for a new delivery of devices.
So now I am sitting here at my desk unproduuctive, configuring my Setup AGAIN7
I think I prefer to work for smaller companies... I started working in a startup while going to university. It was very chaotic and they paid low, but now while working for my bachelor thesis I am at big company and I am kind of fucked up by a lot more of things... It starts with the fact that I have no admin permissions on my notebook. Then I have to use Windows because legacy stuff. This is also the reason we have to use IE or sometimes Edge. I tried home office this week and after 2h in which I had a 1h phone call with the in-house support, where I tried to figure out why the company VPN doesn't Work on the company notebook, what finally won't work and I will get another notebook next week, I switched to my personal computer and wrote documentation as this was the only thing I could do. Next thing is the fact, that the IT building is actually a few meters in front of the actual company area. I have no access to this area but there is the cantina and the machines I am working with. So every time I want to go there, I have to ask a colleague to come with me to pass the controls at the entrance. I also noticed that my access card is only valid between 7:30 and 17:30 because reasons so I literally can't come early if I want to leave sooner.
All these things are so disturbing..4
My plan is to finish my Bachelors degreee by march, take a 2 month break, work on a few personal Projects I had no time because of University and earning Money on the side. Maybe one of those will work out to pay my bills but in the first place I just want to see if they will work. After those 2 months I want and have to work so in my break I will apply to a few companies.
But for my future I really think About freelancing but not Right after university
I was sitting in Office, reading some documentation today before I can leave for Weekend. Suddenly my co-worker next to my shouts fuck.
He is one of our database engineers and he got notified that one of the prod db Servers was on 100% and the storage was on 95% out of nowhere. So he checked that and someone else started a comparison between two large datasets.
Line by line.
Logging every cell result in a log file.
That resultet in a insanely fast growing lock file in the size of a few hundred Gigabytes.
So he looked up who did that stuff and tried to call him but it seems like the other dev leaved Right after starting his crappy script.
So he had to get his private number to call him so they could kill that script without Breaking the prod db…
Wow.. I just received a message from a recruiter for a Position as a WordPress Dev and because I was bored, I started reading the Job description and they wrote as a Benefit of their Company: "Thank God, its Monday! At our place, you will love to come to work even on mondays.
And thats it. No Explanation or other Benefits.
What do they think will happen? That i will read this crap and just believe them?2
Actually I learned a lot. But not those things that were teached but while studying I had a lot of time for personal projects.
At the university the biggest impact was to get to know dozens of people interested in coding
Its my current one. at uni we have to do one big project that takes around one semester and is a collaboration with an actual company. so we have the project to create an augmented reality app for the hololens for blind people to orientate in a room with acustic feedback, just like bats do.
So currently we are working with unity on a hololens and a htc vive we got from the company, we are working with.
Because I am nearly blind too, this is just a gazillion times more interesting and cool for me. Really looking forward to the resulting software and I really enjoy learning all the skills in AR and VR.5
So I just received the WiFi Route for my new apartment where I will move in with my girlfriend next week. This friday I will install this thing so everything will work when we arrive next week. So now I standing in front of the most important question:
How to call my network? Any suggestions? Maybe not that hard tech/coding relating bc I really don't want to explain it to everyone visiting me.
Thanks for your ideas!5
Just deleted Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This shit took way to much time and personal data for absolutely no reason. Hope to use my phone not that much anymore in the future12
I absolutely hate release days..
Yes I am happy that it will never be a friday in my company but you can tell everyone at office that the page will be down for like half an hour and this a month before actually doing it and they still call you 20 times in that half hour while everyone at the IT department already knows about those important issues and we are already yelling at each other
at those days its really hard to stay strong and not start again smoking..
Got a new task today.
I don't really know what to do with it.
My boss just came to me.
Boss: You know that part of our app?
Me: Yeah but never used it and someone else wrote it
B: Yeah I know. You have to make it better.
B: Just make it better. Think about it.
So now I'm sitting here looking at that feature (which works perfectly for everyone using it) and have absolutely no idea what to improve with it7
Soooo in less than 2h I have the last try to pass my second math module at university. It’s an exam where I just have to speak with the prof
I fucking nervous cause my study will be terminated if I fail.
One the one hand I just want to work because my study is very annoying but on the other hand I’m in Germany where grades are everything
I want to pass but I am so nervous...7
Listen to some really good and fast music, take a (cold) shower and let the motivation kick back in while singing aloud.
Worked as expected yesterday whole learning maths for a exam tomorrow
I want to buy a server for private use for a long time and now I found a good offer on ebay for me. The problem now is:
How do I explain the need of a server to my girlfriend? She does not really sees any use for a private server at all and it still is a big amount of money we have to discuss. I want to host a media server on it, a backup server and a gitlab server for personal projects. Any other use cases I can explain to her? Really want this thing.
Gonna talk to her after work in a few hours about that topic.5
My boss just got a call from a client because he needed to install an outlook plugin for them.
In the call he needed to explain them how to install teamviewer like
Boss: just install the teamviewer software on your computer
Client: the what?
B: teamviewer. its a software giving me access to your computer to install the software
C. ok and how will i do that?
B: go to their website, download and install it
At this point he needed to explain them EVERY FUCKING 'next' button
in between they needed to switch to skype with a video call and my boss explained them 3 times to click the green phone to accept the call.
at ome point when there was a delay while installing the client really asked my boss (a senior web dev) to fix their printer.. I looked at him with a huge grin and never saw him with such a fucked up face.
At the end he ended the call telling them he has a meeting now and they need to call back later (then they will get a real support call they have to pay for)
btw the "meeting" is going to McDonalds for lunch
I really had to control myself to not laugh out loud while this call4
Because of the current debate I'm starting to get more into all the cyber security and privacy stuff.
So now I am searching for a password manager.
Do you have any recommendations for me?
Or maybe some additional tools I really need to use?
(Got PGP for mail, signal as my new messenger, a vpn and tor for now)4
If life is a function I hope that I won’t return null.
Or at least throw an exception the developer of All this has to handle and carefully think about 😈9
First lecture in UI
Prof tells us Designers will steal our Jobs and Snapchat is the number one indicator for being young and cool
I think I won't take any more lecture of this crap and just hand in one of my personal projects as the exam...4
My boss is going to merge a huge new feature I've wrote today after the break.
Against all my advices to not do these kind of things on fridays
I will leave no for the weekend
I'm going on vacation tomorrow morning
No one will be able to reach me and I won't be back till thursday
wish him luck
and wish me luck to for not getting a shitful of work on thursday
I’m going to get my first own apartment in April
So at the moment I’m searching for an adequate ISP cause at home it’s horrible
My budget for that is pretty good so I want to get the best I can get
But every provider I look at has a maximum of 100mbps
In comparison to my current speed this would be awesome but there is actually one provider that offers me 400mps for a pretty good price
Am I wrong or are they all using the same cables? Are all the others dumb or is the one actually kidding me? 🤔4
Just reached my sears goal for 2018 at work
That’s a fucking awesome feeling
Was a very interesting topic so I worked much more than I needed but now that was totally worth it
Everyone in my company is praising my work cause the project affects nearly everyone’s work
Love it to be a dev right now 😍3
Just saw an job offer at our university bulletin board.
I started smiling when i read "startup", I started laughing when I found absolutely nothing about it on the web, even with the name of the "company", the city they were founded and the name of the founder.
Now I completely read the offer and am rolling on the floor.
They search a "web designer (Java, CSS)" !?
There are so much of these stupid offers at our university and I never heard anything about any of these "startups" again and no one I know at the campus has ever applied for one of these jobs.
We’ve got a new co worker for apprenticeship in software development at the office
I hate him
In the first week he told me he chose development cause he can earn much money but never programmed before
At that point I already thought this won’t work
How, about 6 weeks later, he still asks me so dumb questions
He told me for example he needs to print an array and when I looked to the code the „array“ was just an integer and he did not understood the difference
Later that day my boss wants to check the progress of him and for the last few days there was just nothing and he needed to explain him what are variables again for the thousandst time.
In February he must go to school which is part of his apprenticeship but cause he joined our company very late he must catch up the last six months
I am really wondering how that is going to work... and how long it will take for my boss to get rid of him..
He also has absolutely now interest in learning at home after work to finally understand the basics
He just thinks he is so intelligent so he doesn’t need to
And then he complains about not getting „enough“ money -.-
Thank god for noise canceling earbuds6
Just fucked up the next exam for this semester -.-
This whole study is slowing me down. When learning for the university I make absolutely no progress for my programming skills
In my free time and when I’m at the office of my part time job I’m leaning more relevant things..
Why the hell do I need to know how to write in assembler if I’m a student for front end development? Fuck that and without an Bachelor here in Germany I will never get a good paid job.
So I have to learn irrelevant unnecessary and uninteresting things to get this fucking bachelor
But I’m absolutely no person for exams.. how does programming on a paper without internet connection will Ever prepare me to the real world?
I really don’t know what to do cause this whole university thing is so disgusting :/2
Today I am the first day in the company paying my scholarship to "get to know" them... first they asked me if I have my own computer and since then I am forced to read the documentation of the company wide framework which I never used before. Except for lunch no one talked to me. I am so BORED. I thought I will really experience everything in this company and this will go on for the rest of the week... If this is how this company acts I think I won't ever join them after my studies.4