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How to handle a manager who manages to find fault in everything you do ... Butt fails to acknowledge any of the good work
It's not like the feedbacks from his end are valuable , often times they are illogical and based on false assumptions
Is the behaviour from manager toxic ?
I end up getting uneasy everytime I hear a false superficial backhanded sarcastic remark on how and what I should have done differently
And when I really deliver something critical i don't even get an acknowledgement ... forget about compliment
Maybe I don't have a thick skin , maybe I'm taking the I'm a victim mentality here ... Maybe I should view everything with a more positive outlook ... but I really doubt if I'm at fault here
And I'm not sure if he's like this with other guys , but I suspect I'm the only one who's being treated like this ..
Should I "escalate" this to someone?2
Senior level developer with 15 years of software development experience ...
ends up writing brute force search on a sorted data - when questioned he's like yeah well dataset is not that large so performance degradation will be marginal
He literally evades any particularly toil heavy task like fixing the unit test cases , or managing the builder node versions to latest ( python 2 to 3 ) because it's beneath him and would rather work on something flashy like microservice microfrontend etc. -- which he cannot implement anyway
Or will pick up something very straightforward like adding a if condition to a particular method just to stay relevant
And the management doesn't really care who does what so he ends up getting away with this
The junior guys end up taking up the butt load of crappy tasks which are beneath the senior guy
And sometimes those tasks are not really junioresque - so we end up missing deadlines and getting questioned as to why we are are not able to deliver.
Fuck this shit ... My cortisol shoots up whenever I think of him4
I was recently hired as a fullstack developer internally in another team
While interviewing the manager specifically mentioned angular in the skill sets but *surprised* the codebase is in angular js
The previous ui guy didn't bother to upgrade to further versions and basically managed by adding band-aid fixes and patches to new requirements
Now the manager wants me to revamp the ui asap because it looks like something from early 2010s , i explain to him that I know angular ( previous projects was in angular 12 ) and this is in angular js which is totally different
To revamp it would basically mean rewrite
Manager thinks I'm cooking up excuses to avoid work or stretch my estimates ...6
Me passing time on the weekend
Random call from unknown number
Turns out it's the manager
M: hey , how is your weekend going ...
Me: nothing much ... Whatsup ?
M : yeah well , we wanted to push some minor adhoc fixes as some clients wanted it urgently
The Devops folks need developer support . Can you pitch in and monitor
Me : I'm not aware of what changes are going , i don't think i can provide support
M : don't worry it's minor changes , it's already tested in pre prod , you just need to be on call for 30 mins
Me : ugh okay .. guess 1 hr won't hurt
M: thanks 👍🏽
Me: *logs in
*Notices the last merged PR
+ 400 lines , implemented by junior dev and merged by manager
*Wait , how is this a *minor* release...
*Release got triggered already and the CI CD pipeline is in progress
*5 mins later
*Pipeline fails , devops sends email - test coverage below 50%
Manager immediately pitches in ...
M: hey , i see test coverage is down , can you increase it ?
Me: and how do u suppose I do that ?
M : well it's simple just write UTC for the missing lines ... Will it take time ?
Me : * ah shit here we go again
Yeah it will take time , there are around 400 lines , I am not aware of this component all together
Can you ask junior dev to pitch in and write the UTC for this
*Actually junior dev is out on a vacation with his girlfriend
M : well he's out for the weekend , but
as a senior dev , i expect you to have holistic understanding of the codebase and not give excuses ,
this is a priority fix which client are demanding we need this released ASAP
Me : * wait wat ?
I ended up being online for next 3 hours figuring out the code change and bumping up the UTC 🤦🏾9