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Mark Atwood
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Towards the end of 2000, I quit my job at F5, in major part because my working there was an experiment in seeing if I liked doing software QA. I turns out I don't. I'm utterly miserable when doing QA of other people's software.

At my current work, I've just received my "guidance" on my Q2 goals. And they're all QA goals. They've pulled all my dev work out from under me, I now report to the special projects dev manager on paper only, in practice I report my goals and weeklys to the QA manager.

Damn damn damn damn.

These mo-fo's not only have ADHD, they're now eating all their seed corn.

Tell me, when someone becomes a corporate executive, do they stick a blender up their nose, or do they just start salting their dinners with lead oxide?

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From: missdimple Date: April 17th, 2003 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that as soon as most people get some level of authority, they are then handed a septer, which they then stick up their ass. For some people that just makes them incompetent, others it makes them raving morons. I've seen this happen with someone that was recently promoted at work. He's young...28..a man..projects to his wonderfully skilled staff that he knows everything...even though to me he sings the praises of his staff. His staff is getting royally sick of him and his attitude. Recently he berated one of his employees for not keeping 9-5 hours. His employee mentioned that he is still the last one to leave every night and the boss said, well yes, I know that, which is why I am signing your time card. What a jerk.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: April 17th, 2003 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

"We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion."

LDS D&C 121:39
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 19th, 2003 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Ouch. Major ouch.

Blackhat, that's terrible.

I don't know how stable your job position is; You might want to consider retraining. I like the folks over at Strategy Computers (mail LydiaL@strategycomputers.com for info; include your phone number). They don't just train you, but they also help place you. Ask for the facts on their placement rates. If you think you didn't learn something, you can take any of their courses over again, as much as you like, for a full year after your last class. I don't know how trustworthy these people are, but I plan to work with them. Consider talking with them and deciding for yourself.

You may also want to work on OpenSource/FreeSoftware projects. I know what it's like to want to work on something, and have nothing to work on. I know that there's a team out there that would love your knowledge, ability, and friendship.

Take care, With Love, Lion.
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