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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Yurtles » 19 Oct 2017, 19:32

Yesterday I had a job interview over the phone. It was basically me speaking into a void for half an hour - almost no input or feedback from them apart from asking the set questions they had. I think it went ok? Maybe? I have so little idea I can't even properly stress about or second-guess the responses I gave.
Never again if I have the choice, that much is for sure.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Mugsy » 20 Oct 2017, 01:04

I hate those interviews where you're expected to just talk and the interviewer/panel does nothing. It's so lazy of them and it doesn't give a good impression to those being interviewed.

I've just booked flights and accommodation for a half week away in early Nov... first holiday of any sort in well over a year.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by storm84 » 20 Oct 2017, 15:19

At the new workplace, almost everyone on the team works realty long hours. And even before it was that busy, the expectation was that I'd work them too. Which I think is bad because a) there's no evidence that I'd be more productive if I did this, and b) I work as a means to fund my life, and don't want to be at work any longer than absolutely necessary.

Looks like I'll have to work this weekend to meet a deadline. I know I shouldn't complain, but damn.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Disco » 20 Oct 2017, 15:20

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At the new workplace, almost everyone on the team works realty long hours. And even before it was that busy, the expectation was that I'd work them too. Which I think is bad because a) there's no evidence that I'd be more productive if I did this, and b) I work as a means to fund my life, and don't want to be at work any longer than absolutely necessary.

Looks like I'll have to work this weekend to meet a deadline. I know I shouldn't complain, but damn.
Start casting that job net again.. I don't mind putting in a few extra hours here and there as required and I do that most out of everyone in the office (part of being the Ops Manager), but jesus.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Dexterians » 20 Oct 2017, 15:43

Trying to explain to the less tech savvy that their computer isn't slow and that it's the website they're trying to access that's slow is an arduous task.

Every other website loads fine, it was just this particular one and suddenly "my computer is shit"

I ended up using the analogy of "Let's say your computer is a car and the website you're going to is the destination, you're stuck in traffic - do you say there's a fault with the car or is the fault at trying to get to the destination?"
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by storm84 » 20 Oct 2017, 16:08

@Disco, I'm on a fixed contract here, so my time runs out at the end of February anyway. I shouldn't complain given the money, but it doors bother me a little that it's an expectation each weekend wether we are in crunch mode or not.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Otto-matic Reiffel » 20 Oct 2017, 17:43

Do you at least get paid for that overtime? Unpaid work is a big no-no.
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Post by storm84 » 20 Oct 2017, 17:52

I wouldn't work unpaid, fullstop.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Mugsy » 20 Oct 2017, 18:31

Yeah, if you can deal with the excess work, reap the benefits whilst you can. Extra money always useful.
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Post by DarkMellie » 20 Oct 2017, 20:07

Unpaid work on a fixed contract is a disgrace.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by storm84 » 20 Oct 2017, 21:29

I went out tonight for a lovely Italian dinner and drinks with the OH tonight, with the justification that I'll earn back the money tomorrow. So, yeah, probably shouldn't complain too much. Not while I'm living la dolce vita at least...
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by storm84 » 21 Oct 2017, 19:08

Well, working on a Saturday was everything I expected it to be. I don't know how my co-workers who do it every week have the stamina. I'm exhausted and all I've done is sit and code all day.

Time to go home and watch Mindhunter.
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Post by kharis » 21 Oct 2017, 21:18

went to monster jam, it was a lot of waiting for things to happen with the occasional cool thing. youngest preferred watching netflix on the phone to watching the trucks, oh well
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Mugsy » 21 Oct 2017, 21:39

Managed to hit every single chore I had planned for today. Got a tonne of ironing and cleaning to do tomoz now. I think I've earnt a restful evening after I'm done with the washing up.

Also got rick rolled yesterday... first time in ages.
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Post by Mythor » 23 Oct 2017, 16:56

Don't know whether people were moving out or in across the road last night, but the truck reversing beeps at 11.30pm were quite loud. Hard to be mad though, because if you're trying to shift stuff in or out of a house that late at night you've probably had a bad enough day already without the neighbours glaring at you. :D
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Post by Sathias » 23 Oct 2017, 17:07

storm84 wrote:
21 Oct 2017, 19:08
Well, working on a Saturday was everything I expected it to be. I don't know how my co-workers who do it every week have the stamina. I'm exhausted and all I've done is sit and code all day.

Time to go home and watch Mindhunter.
I've done the whole 12-14 hour days + weekends stuff before and never again, it's a much younger persons game. My customer at the time promised that if I got his site done within his ridiculous timeframe, he'd send me on a overseas holiday. So 4 months of solid 70 hour weeks, and between 2 of us coded an entire bespoke ASP.NET + Flash internet magazine solution, allowing Google searching and deep linking of Flash content, it was really state of the art stuff at the time.

For that I architected the back-end solution, designed the database, wrote the custom .NET CMS, designed and wrote the custom XML parsing and content replacement middleware, and installed and configured all the dev and production environments. Got it done on time and then... customer renegged on his promise and ended up selling the software. Never again.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by storm84 » 23 Oct 2017, 17:41

Damn, that's awful! Luckily I've been largely shielded from that sort of thing, since government departments usually loathe anything working more than 40 hours a week.

Mauve it is an age thing. 5 years ago I had a pretty demanding assignment, and I seemed to cope with the extra workload - at least for the first 18 months of it. These days not so much.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Dexterians » 24 Oct 2017, 14:44

Thinking the end is near for Android. Pixel 2 looks like an absolute failure and I've no interest in Samsung.

Might look in to getting an iPhone X.

I've still got my HTC One M9, best damn phone I ever got but the last security patch it's ever received was in January :/
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Disco » 24 Oct 2017, 14:47

Dexterians wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 14:44
Thinking the end is near for Android. Pixel 2 looks like an absolute failure and I've no interest in Samsung.

Might look in to getting an iPhone X.

I've still got my HTC One M9, best damn phone I ever got but the last security patch it's ever received was in January :/
I'm thinking the same about Apple... :lol:
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by storm84 » 24 Oct 2017, 14:49

Personally I'm really happy with my Galaxy S8
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by NotThatDoug » 24 Oct 2017, 15:19

contract is almost up on my S7, then I'll move onto something else and it can live in its VR headset, not sure what I want to get yet
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Disco » 24 Oct 2017, 15:49

NotThatDoug wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 15:19
contract is almost up on my S7, then I'll move onto something else and it can live in its VR headset, not sure what I want to get yet
The market is pretty flat really, nothing new, nothing innovative.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Nitephyre » 24 Oct 2017, 20:49

Yep, that's why I still use my original Note.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Mugsy » 24 Oct 2017, 21:48

If Android and Apple users are saying there's nothing innovative, think how us Windows Phone users feel with no new Windows Phone product since the 950 and 950XL?
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Mini » 25 Oct 2017, 10:32

Microsoft canned Windows Phone didn't they?
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