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Been encountering way too many people who say that "Programming is easy" or "Learning to code is easy".
Like, yeah mother fucker we have education curriculums to teach kids. But that's not all there is to it.
This has the same energy as someone saying "math is easy" after learning 2+2=4. There's more a lot more to it dude.8
So I was talking to a Boomer about my job and why it's not "so easy, all you need is a laptop". And we were talking about specifically how the company makes a ton of money from my work, I've seen the contract, I get like less than 5% of what I make for the company.
After explaining a couple of things like this. They go back to then "why don't just buy a laptop then?"
Like, mother fucker! Did you just ignore my entire explanation just because don't understand it?49
This lead is an asshole, I'm the only who gets shit. Even if other people have the same issue.
To me: "The purpose was to have it done now."
To others: "Well, at least you have it mostly done."7
Getting real tired of people posting meetings only for you to join when they end. How hard is it to have you meeting at the time you set it for? Holy shit!1
I have 3 different people trying to say that their last minute shit is priority. I have a headache, they put a meeting during my lunch hour. Fuck today.4
Clients always add up:
- The time it took you to create the project.
- Enhancement times.
Client: "How are we still working on this a year later?"
Me: "Well motherfucker, you requested a change recently. It has nothing to do with the original request, nor the last 39 updates."
Like it's my fucking fault you keep changing your mind.3
When co-workers act like you have no work to do. So they try to give you more stuff.
Fuck. This. Shit.1
I have knowledge of the tools and languages used where I'm applying. But my experience is in a completely different area (still CS though).
Any thoughts how I can let the employer know that I am skilled? Even if my experience doesn't show it.6
That moment you underestimated a local company site from using APIs. So you manually collect the data by scraping the HTML. But months later learn that they DO in fact use APIs.
When you just want to reply to an email request with "What the FUCK am I supposed to do with this?"4
Client asks for a thing. Cancels meeting. Says I have all the details and it should be easy...
Did I mention there's a deadline. You bet it's ridiculously soon.2
Sometimes I see my old high school, or a library in my town. And I think of making a workshop to get the next generation excited about CS.
Then I remember I hate people.2
Asshole that my client hired: "You will be reporting to me now. As per client request."
Me: "I will murder you."
That moment when that one friend thinks that they know more than the professional in the area.
I'm gonna stab this pice of shit!5
It's interesting that the most capable developers I have met have a harder time getting a job than the incapable ones.
All things equal, but skill, it's annoying to see.6
TL;DR The "senior dev", that the client hired on their end, is acting as a middleman between me and the project requestors. Taking the credit for my work.
I've already bitch about this before. I've been in a crusade to defend the production server from this fraud for a long time now.
But most recently he has removed me from all meetings with the actual project owner. I create the solutions, then he goes through them to understand it a bit. He proceeds to present it to the project owner in a way that almost blatantly says that he made it.
I'm sick and tired of working with this asshole. He is literally useless, worse he is slowing things down and breaking others.
I'm just gonna begin countering this...
Everyone now wants their damn solution done "ASAP". Yet they fail to provide basic information. They never show up at any meeting. And ignore all my emails. FUCK!
It's Taco Tuesday.2
Where do I begin creating a Backend API for my Frontend?
I already know how to make the Frontend of my personal projects. But I want to learn to make the Backend as well. Any advice is appreciated.7
TL;DR Shit programer trying pass off stealing code as "Recycling"
Client hires senior dev. He lied and knows nothing. Has been causing havoc in production since day 1. My crusades to defend production have been without much success.
Since he wants to LITERALLY put his name on every big project, he finds any reason to make a new version of it (or make a slight astetic modification) to say he did something.
The client doesn't know or care about the programming side of things. Which means it is incredibly difficult to get him to understand the issues this brings. Not to mention that the "senior dev" is acting as a consultant to the client, altering the facts.
The piece of shit, is trying to make a new version of a big project. It was originally made by my mentor. Again, if you are using someone else's work to complete your own, I don't care. But if you take 99% of another person's work and then say...
"I took and existing project, which was similar to what I'm trying to make. Then I modified it to fit our needs."
Fuck you man!
You took someone else's work. Now you're trying to present it as your own. No references to our team. Again, there is literally nothing new about this project. It's exactly like the original. The client didn't even ask for this.3
TL;DR The prodigal son returns.
A long time ago my partner in crime left the company. So I was a "one man army", until management gave me 2 newbies to train. We'll call them X and Y.
X was new to the company, while Y was moved from a different area. During the time I was training them I realized which of the two had potential, or at least was paying attention.
Some more time passed and X was showing signs of being a good candidate to join the team. Y, on the other hand, well there were stories from his previous team. Not good.
Guess who was added to my team. It wouldn't be a rant if it was the capable one. Y was added to my team, while X was sent to a completely different area.
Time passed and I suffered many misfortunes. But this week, I saw him sitting next to my desk, X is back. I'll probably have to get him up to speed, but my little prodigy is back!