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    My contract is finally ending YAY!

    So for the past year and a half I've had this sweet remote contract with a F500.
    All remote, the manager is a decent guy, did a LOT of progress.
    And then I made the mistake to go on holiday.

    The next thing I know, he's brought in a project manager (I'm a tech Lead).
    A PM who spends the next 3 months telling us all how she's "not technical" and meowing at everybody and playing cute.
    The system I build with 3 weekly releases? Gone to hell because she just wants long releases with hotfixes in between - the exact thing they had before I arrived and which ended up with horrible delays.
    Fine
    When I left we were about a month away from ending a massive and horrid upgrade (legacy platform you know the drill).
    That was in october 2020.

    It is now August 2021.
    The upgrade is not done yet because everything is in chaos.
    Umpteen different new things are thrown at us- most recent had something with a deadline of Aug 31st that is now Aug 16.
    And then complaints about not meeting the deadlines.

    Also, as she has some coding experience (different language altoghther) her Highness thinks she can tell me that my code is wrong because "I have never seen this in my life".

    After 14 polite emails in which all the team was copied I literally had to remind her, rather unpolitely that I've bene writing code longer than she's been alive and that much as her input is appreciated it is not my job to teach her how to code.

    She went on.
    I literally had to remind her i'm an expensive resource and she's wasting company money.
    THis has not been funny.

    I could get an extension- the boss wants me to stay but I won't. I don't have anything else yet but I'm glad to live off my savings than deal with this mess again.
    /rant off

    #2
    Contractor summoned into the PMs office and given a dressing down.
    Comes out, colleagues ask "What was that?!"
    Contractor looks at watch and answers "About £50".

    You could say to the boss that if he wants you to stay, she must be redeployed.
    Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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      #3
      I'd be interested in why a project that was running just fine suddenly needed a PM.
      Doing a stroll around Windsor on 11 Sept 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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        #4
        Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
        I'd be interested in why a project that was running just fine suddenly needed a PM.
        CEO's nephew just finished uni and needs a job.
        "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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          #5
          Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
          I'd be interested in why a project that was running just fine suddenly needed a PM.
          Boss's bonk?
          Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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            #6
            Originally posted by Paddy View Post

            CEO's nephew just finished uni and needs a job.
            Niece in this case

            However your comment does reinforce that men are more likely to profit from nepotism whereas, as NAT rightly infers, a woman has to put out to get the same opportunities.

            Doing a stroll around Windsor on 11 Sept 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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              #7
              Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

              Niece in this case

              However your comment does reinforce that men are more likely to profit from nepotism whereas, as NAT rightly infers, a woman has to appear ready to put out to get the same opportunities.
              If you are any good at flirting and the managers are desperate enough just the hint is enough in my experience.

              Plenty of female nepotism out there. But its normally girl sponsors girl.
              "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

              I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                #8
                Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
                I'd be interested in why a project that was running just fine suddenly needed a PM.
                Whoever was running it wasn't kissing arse enough?
                "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

                  Niece in this case

                  However your comment does reinforce that men are more likely to profit from nepotism whereas, as NAT rightly infers, a woman has to put out to get the same opportunities.
                  In this day and age of gender pronoun swapping who knows what they are.
                  'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
                    I'd be interested in why a project that was running just fine suddenly needed a PM.
                    A lot of management don't understand why anything in IT would take more than a few weeks.

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