About22yo Software Engineer living in London
SkillsModern C++, Python 3.x
Joined devRant on 7/2/2018
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A new grad software engineer here working for a big company. Mid year evaluation coming up. How do I ask my direct manager for a raise (which happens 6 months after that). I've been in the team for 5 months now. I know I should talk about my contributions but I'm not exactly sure how to put that into perspective given that we follow a Kanban strategy and it's just 'tasks' as opposed to 'big projects'2
I can't for the life of me believe how anybody and fuck up a library so bad.
It's easily over a decade old and one of the core groups of libraries we use.
The abstractions suck so bad it's a pain trying to get anything to work.
What's worse is there's no future for it. Nobody dares to refactor this or some shit in a 20yo system might break. Fml1
My manager's manager doesn't know I exist.
How do I make my presence known to him, after all he controls how much raises and bonuses I get.
Tried scheduling an appointment with him weeks ago that he hasn't responded to. Saw him around my cubicle today and things became awkward3
Me and new guy are working on something. We're both in different countries.
New guy just graduated a couple of months ago. Thinks he's better than us, egoistic, refuses to accept his mistake. Cannot work well in a team and arrogant. Basically a package.
I fucking spent 3 hrs trying to look for a bug in my code, which doesn't exist in the first place. Because he's a lazy fuck and refuses to even accept that he might've made a bug (evident from the fact that his first reaction was to blame me and second reaction was to verify his code)
And he doesn't have the decency to admit that he made a mistake.
What's even more sad is that I've to babysit him cuz he's incompetent.
It's fucking obnoxious.2
I posted a rant a few days ago, saying Math sucks and I fucking hate it.
Don't you love it though, when everything falls into place nicely when it's really just mathematical laws. It's beautiful3
I fucking agreed for this extension to my internship only because my fucking manager told me, I'd get to work on something exciting. It's been 3 weeks on this new project and I'm still stuck at reverse engineering, feasibility and writing docs !!!!
I JUST WANT THIS THING TO BE OVER IT1
Tfw you have to reverse engineer a $50000 machine with practically zero documentation and all vendor specific hardware and software!
Has anybody else been through this ?
I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT when people say, "Can you look into it, in your spare time ?"
Why should I spend my spare time looking at company stuff ? Just WHY ? If you want me to look at it, then FUCKING PAY ME FOR IT!!!5
The company I'm working at is treating interns like full timers while not actually paying them that much. I've been working as a full timer, doing similar tasks, working alone and without mentorship since I joined. This feel so wrong!10
I am supposed to join a new team next week. And I'm an intern for clarification. The boss is overloading me with work, while I have to juggle with an ongoing knowledge transfer in current team. I've brought home work laptop for the 3rd time this week, and I'm literally working most of the time. What makes this worse, is I feel guilty because boss is in another country and needs me there.
While, I would've been happy to go there, but I feel burdened that I'm being sent to a different place for my skills; and still, I'm not doing my tasks properly.
I'm anxious and haven't had a proper sleep in 3 days.
Is short, quality rant for y'all.1
Newbie frontend guy joined last month right after college. He's my age but never worked before. Wants to "fix" the entire codebase with cool new hippy react features without providing a valid reason to do so. Also, "hey, I don't understand what someone wrote, so let's just change the entire fucking thing so I don't have to put in the effort of understanding real, working code"
What's more annoying is that he won't settle even when being asked to do so by the senior guys.2
So I'm being asked to move to a different country for a couple of months. While, this would have generally been a fun thing, the deadline's pretty tight. Add to it the fact that the knowledge transfer is going painfully slow and I'm already being asked to finish tasks on tech/stack I've never ever seen before. It's a mess!7