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Okay so to start, I'm going though a hard time mentally right now, anxiety(social) depression and autism just to set some context.
I work remotely cause it's the easiest way for me to deal with my mental struggles, I don't have to speak to people in the office, I can just do my job and then enjoy my day after.
We have a Christmas party at the end of the year... I physically don't think I have it in me to show up.
Is this bad?
I bailed on our last team event because I was struggling.
I don't want to bail all these times then have people think I'm not a team player etc.
My boss already knows of my struggles, so do I just be honest or make up some bullshit excuse... yet again?6
Who the fuck thought it would be a great idea to open links in an in-app web browser. Like how fucking stupid.
Trying to get support from a company on twitter. They send me their live chat link, I click it. It opens in app.
I spend 20 fucking minutes speaking to support, for me to accidently hit the back arrow at the bottom of my fucking screen. Now what, that live chat is gone. And there's no fucking way to get back to it, ever.
On top of that, what if I need something from twitter, how the fuck do I go back?
JUST FUCKING OPEN IT EXTERNALLY LIKE EVERYTHING FUCKING ELSE DOES, JESUS FUCKING CHRIST MAN.
Who ever the fuck designed this system needs a fucking slap.
I'm honestly so fucking done, I hate mobile and the apps. It's all so fucking annoying. Fuck you.3
Can anyone give me some advice? My friends seem to be ignoring me, fml.
Some people advised me about my build on here recently, I got paid so I'm looking at changing my build.
I currently have a Ryzen 1800x and Asus Crosshair VI Hero
I get shitty FPS in games, but its awesome at everything else.
Someone advised I try and upgrade to 4K, so I will actually use all my GPU's power(I have a GTX 1080 btw)
I'm down to try this, but I like my two matching 1440p screens.
My friend has an I7 8700k and a GTX 1070, yet gets higher FPS in the same game, which is fine, but depressing, as you can imagine.
Someone else said its cause the 8700k has better performance in each core, especially when it comes to games.
I also want to build a hackintosh, currently you cant do that with Ryzen.
Was looking at this board: https://amazon.co.uk/ASUS-PRIME-Z27...
It looks great, and I can have two M.2's, currently I have one, which means I can also run Mac on the other M.2 if I buy this board.
I dont even know if this board will support the 8700k. I don't understand what the difference is between Generations, the sockets match however. So it technically is supported.
I feel like im rambling, I just don't know what to do, and I also don't want to spend money and it be a waste.
Don't suggest buying an I9 I cant afford that shit.
Honestly I appreciate any help, ask any questions you have, I feel i could've missed some details.
I also have 32GB ram, just to rule that out(with the low FPS)6
I started my job back in Jan/Feb, told I would get a full-time contract and a pay-rise in 6 months. Yeap, that hasnt happened.
The company needed a frontend contractor, so I hooked them up with one of my good friends.
Today... they offer him a full-time position with a wage 10k higher than mine.
Maybe I'm just salty idk.
To me, this just feels kind of like a shitter on me. I'm hired as a Junior Full Stack dev. When In reality I'm a Senior.
What would you do in this situation?
I'm kind of tired almost, tempted to just switch job... but that feels like a bit OTT under the circumstances.3
I tidied a little... Excuse ashtray etc. I worked on this setup for about 3 years or so now.
32gb ddr4 ram
Dual 1440p monitors
Running Ubuntu 18 and windows in dual boot.
I see people being sad. Don't be sad. This is the result of working hard with clients and grinding. This is the one thing in my life I have to show for my hard work.3
Today is fucking great. My £100 mouse broke cause I put it down on the desk to hard.
Laravel nova was working perfectly last night now it's fucked. In-between then and now I've only slept.
My Dev env has decided to stick a 12 inch dildo up it's ass and die.
I'm almost tempted to do the same at this point.
On top of that, I'm stressed out as fuck from my job. Life is fucking great.3
*Random opening scene* "My names sam, and you're probably wondering, how i ended up in this situation"
But nah honestly, I started this job about Feb this year. It's awesome, I have autism and other difficulties and my colleagues and boss made changes and worked with me so that I could still enjoy the job. I couldn't fault them at all.
How ever, every early stage startup also has an investor... and typically, he's pretty god damn involved.
I feel sorry for the company I work at, I used to run my own tech company too. You need money, so you take an investor, and in the long run... the investor steals your devs and uses them on another project. Happened many times. It happened again here.
He originally just wanted me to build out this one singular large feature on the app. Sure, thats no problem. It was challenging but fun.
2 months later, the feature is basically done.
His other dev team quit the project.
There is a holy god amount of bugs in the actual application. Guess which dev is next in-line to fix those....? me.
I just agreed to work on the one feature, now I'm supporting the main companies project and the investors side hustle.
Not just that, I'm getting a wirlwind of features thrown at me to implement and fix....
On top of all this.... I was hired as a Junior Dev.... who has 10 years experience btw.
But.... everyone treats me real well, pay is pretty bad, but still the best i had so far.
What in the actual fuck do I do?
I didnt know who to speak to or ask, so accept my apologies. But I'm stuck, I love the company and their employees, hate the investor and his project.
It's almost tempting to just quit and go to another job. I had an offer of less pay, but a higher %. It's a long term client too, so essentially I'm working on my own projects. Interesting.2
So.... Every time I add some form of graph to a site and allow people to filter, I always get "your analytics are wrong".
99.9% of the time they just aren't as high as the client expects.... Anyone else get this?
It's so fucking irritating Jesus Christ.
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Oh where to begin... I have to post this here, I can't keep it to my self and I need to rant, god damnit.
I spent the last year working for a company, on minimum wage(my own choice... I know). I have been slaving away on a project that should really have a 5 man team backing it. My boss is completely on another planet, and has unrealistic expectations.
He got me to work with a client after work during this year, which I basically spent 8 of the 12 months, after work... also slaving away on the clients project.
I was supposed to have been paid A LOT of money, yet, every time I asked, "the client hasnt paid yet". One day I get an angry message from the client, asking why her shit is taking so long, why theres still so many bugs, why we dont have testers, why she cant bring clients on... and so on.
I then find out, she has paid my boss all of the money over the last 8 months, and my boss is still asking her for more money. He has lied to her and told her that I needed the money for things, and pocketed the money for him self, god knows what for.
Yesterday, I finally left the company, because I also haven't been paid wages for the last 2 months, my dickhead "boss" now refuses to reply to me on any platform, via phone etc.
I now have the client spamming me daily, asking where her updates are, when they will be done etc. My boss also ignores her.
I'm a good human being, I have lots of patience and worked 8 months for free, but now she expects me to work a further 1-2 months to fix, and add EVEN MORE features she never fucking mentioned.
I worked through a couple of the fixes, out of the goodness in my heart, with the fact she already paid for the project... after all, it's not her fault, nor mine....
A couple of days ago, she messaged me she found a new "great developer friend, with lots of experience and great analytical thinking" for me to work with, to get her shit complete. So I jump in a call with her friend, to talk about her PHP/Laravel experience, SHE DOESNT KNOW A SINGLE FUCKING THING.
The client demanded I give her friend access to the codebase, even though I told her, she's not going to be able to do anything at fucking all. Now this "amazing developer friend" of hers, is supposedly going to fix all of my issues, and tasks "I struggle with", bare in mind, I've worked with PHP for just over 6 years now, Laravel about 2-3.
I FIND THIS EXTREMELY FUCKING DISRESPECTFUL AND INSULTING, IF ANYTHING. Not only is this "developer" not going to be able to do shit, but make it worse. It's going to make my life even more fucking hell. On top of this, the client just has really fucking stupid expectations, she thinks HUGE updates can be done in fucking hours, she thinks she can message/call me a thousand times at 6 FUCKING AM. (Shes from the US, I'm from the UK) and she expects these updates instantly.
I dont even know where this is going anymore, or what else to say, but I'm extremely fucking pissed off. I'm now out of pocket by about 10 fucking grand. And now I'm living like a fucking peasant. I had to move back to my parents, and now I'm stuck in the fucking living room and cant even concenrate. I'm probably going to have to sign onto fucking job seekers, and be told how fucking worthless I am daily.
And ALLLLLLL OF THIS, because my boss is a greedy fucking cunt. I have no fucking idea where that money went, or what the fuck he did with it. But fuck me, I hope you accidently crash your car and die.17
When you're basically forced to work with a dick brain client, his features never made sense. He never told us properly what he wanted, now it's finished he's adding more features... Ugh. Even though I love this shit, this is the things that make it feel less like a hobby..
When theres a few slight bugs in your app that need to be fixed, but theres no chill.
Do you want me to fix your fucking shit, or do you want to continue making me feel like shit? I understand it doesnt work, and it may not be satisfactory. But this doesnt give you a reason to make me feel bad.
It really frustrates me, I spent fucking weeks on this one single feature, that to the user appears basic as fuck, but on the backend, holy fucking shit. Many many many sleepless nights whilst developing it.
A little bit of appreciation would go a long fucking way.
Not to mention that without me, you wouldn't have this at all. Makes me mad as fuck.
Seriously. Fuck you too.1
More of a question than a rant. How do you developers deal with relationships and such? So I work 8 hours a day programming, and I enjoy it that much, I usually come home and work on my own projects.
As you can imagine this is not something I want to stop. And I don't really want to not code after work, or I wouldn't make progress on my own stuff.
I'm pretty damn sure there's no way a female will put up with this, she wouldn't get enough attention and so on.
I appreciate everyone's honest feed back. Thanks.9
So... My boss gave me a job with this client. He was so sure about all of his ideas, throwing them around, left right and centre, his product is "game changing". So we have a Skype call with the client. He appears to have his shit together. So we ask for a document of his ideas(as any developer would) and he physically cannot do it. We ask again, he still doesn't deliver. Me and my boss, sit down and try to think of everything in we discussed with him in the call and try to do the document for him. He clarifies that, that is what he wants. So we start developing.... 3 weeks down the line, everything is wrong. Completely wrong (this project should have taken a week or two tops). So I threaten the client basically. That I'm going to dedicate a week to his project and no more, or he would have to wait until Jan/Feb for it to be complete, so I wanted all the correct details.(At this time, we're very close to our own software being finished and released, and then we put it on hold for this fucking baboon).
Its now been a week, the project is complete, now it just needs to be deployed.
I wasted 3 weeks on a project, that was deleted, because the client could not be physically arsed to write a document, thats going to support his business, therefore his income. It REALLY fucking frustrates me. Alongside that(I'm not going to say why) but the project was for free!! The client didnt pay, and I didn't get extra pay... Moral of the story, get your shit together if you want something made. I could have made this project 4 times in the time i had already spent. I could have spent a week developing, and 3 weeks going crazy with more updates, anything, other than wasting 3 weeks of my god damn time.6