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The company created something similar back in the day before I started with pretty much the same name. That product was removed from the store due to store policy being changed and we did no longer comply.
Said users used the old product and they had to reinstall it from the store and found the new one. The old & new one does have a similar name, similar enough functionality but not the exact same. The new one uses an other product that will be released in 2023.
So yeah, now those customers have a product that is buggy and barely works without the other product that they don't even have.
The initial project is rather small but the plan was never set in stone. Sure, we had some feature that it has to complete but how, why & how the UX has to be done was never answered. The previous employee worked on it and he finished his PoC or at least the main functionality.
Now that person has left the company (Thanks to the hiatus in my company that was december / january. The DevOps team went from 10 to 4 people (see prior rant).).
So the CTO said that he should work on a PoC instead of a MVP to probably have less preasure on that person that might have stayed. He was able to whitelist that feature on the store but a few smaller customers already found it (no idea why a PoC was pushed to the store) and they are now pestering the Support Team why it does not work well. So the CTO wants to polish up the project, rework UX & fix some bugs asap. The code lacks quite a bit of structure.
So yeah, it's been a clusterfuck to say the least.
Thanks for letting me rant ^^
@jiraTicket The word that our teamlead used was a proof of concept. I'm not exactly sure what the difference between a PoC & prototype is /should be but both should be scrapped, right?
But yeah, you can check my small post history for more information about the company
In my country, wages are heavily taxed so the company wants to not give a raise but gives something that is less taxed (an item like an ebike (he mentioned a decent one cost 2k already quite fast) or something we can choose), training ((online) courses that cost a few thousand euro).
I think you see the reason why.
But I think training/getting certificates might be better but I cannot find anything that is not "from zero to junior" or certificates for mediors/seniors in a different tech stack (back-end, AWS architecture, etc).
Hence the advice.
I got a very nice holiday coming up end of July so I wanna stick it out till then.
The perks at my job are great. The pay is a bit below average
@C0D4 I know. With my limited experience, he seemed to do a fine job.
But my previous rant also mentioned that our back-end team scales down by 75% and the front-end team by 20%. Now our Project Manager is fired :')
@netikras No, it's a sub 50 people company (including sales, admin, support, ...). It is a company that aged past the 'start up' phase :)
But you would think so haha
made a typo in the rant;
"So I guess there is a small change we will have NO back-end team in the near future."
@olezhka Thanks for the advice. Since the more senior colleagues are international, I'm not sure how I can really shadow them.
The current designs are made in Figma but I probably can learn a lot more features that it offers.
Thanks for the advice :)