About20 year old guy programming full time for one of the biggest companies in South Africa. In other words, I'm in way over my head
SkillsJava C# (only a little bit of on the job learning) HTML (dabbled lightly while in High School)
LocationCape Town, South Africa
Joined devRant on 6/22/2018
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Pulling reports that never get used for anything.
Even when something does go wrong, that means going and pulling fresh data instead of referencing the reports on seemingly niche stuff to get sent off to exec who are 100% in too many pointless meetings to ever read the damn things7
So long story short, the place was working at hired me when what they actually needed was another business analyst, so I sit around with no work to do way too often.
I start looking for another job because I can sense that my contract won't be renewed.
So, the rant part
Why are all the job websites so useless?
I get emails saying stuff like "Your profile matched for senior full stack developer at XYZ Ltd"
I have 18 months of experience, I have put this information accurately on my profiles on these job sites,. Yet they still recommend that stuff.
It gets better though... Every once in a while, there's one that I might have a shot at, not to mention these ads all look the same.
So get an email, I look at the job ad, which looks exactly the same as tonnes of others, hit the apply button, get message "You have already applied for this job" Yea? Then why tf is it being emailed to me?
Work set up. As you can see we are blessed with lockable storage. Blurred bits give away the company name
I'll post my home set up later.2
So I get to work this morning and find one of my monitors has been moved and my HDMI cable and Display Port adapter are missing...
I've since found the cable, it had made its way onto another desk. When I asked if anyone had seen anything one of the guys said he found an HDMI that's not his on his desk. Still no sign of my adapter though...
So for now I'm back to one monitor like some kind of peasant2
I don't know if this is really much of a rant
So I fixed a huge bug in a standalone tool I'm writing for my team. Took care of some personal stuff, i.e arranged a long weekend away, booked leave for that, arranged a dentist appointment, felt so productive. Ready to go home, looked at time, 10:00...
Right so I'm new here. I don't really bitch much. Just want to see what it's like.
So I was hired supposedly for my java skills. I've been here 11 months. I've written exactly 0 lines of Java. On plus side I have gotten the opportunity to learn c# on the job but on the downside I spent my first 6 months fighting to get admin rights. I'm on my fourth company laptop (don't ask) and every time I have do the fight again. So I wound up doing a lot of not-programmer-stuff while I was waiting on admin rights. Apparently a lot of this is now permanently part of my job.
I was chatting to one of the more senior guys in another team here and he said he hated the first few years of his career, just doing "stupid front end stuff, move this box over there, make that button look pretty" meanwhile I'm sitting here wishing I could have the chance to at least be writing code4