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GeneralHoly CRAP -- worst co-worker ever... Pin
SledgeHammer0113-Jan-13 12:09
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I've always been the type of guy that doesn't care what my co-workers / team mates are doing because it doesn't affect me one bit. If the project fails because of them, thats on them, not me. If the boss comes and asks me why my piece isn't done or whatever, I just usually say I'm waiting on Bob to finish his piece and I've been asking him for it for 2 weeks. I usually say it with a slightly sarcastic tone and let the boss worry about getting through to Bob. I'll usually just bug Bob for a week or so before giving up and figure he doesn't want to do his job for whatever reason.

So on my current project, I've got a Bob. Bob is responsible for the web site and the database and database layer and he used to be responsible for the WCF service, but he is so completely worthless, I just took it myself and did it.

1 month ago I asked Bob to finalize out ObjectA and ObjectB. ObjectA is basically a single table. ObjectB is more complex and probably involves ~5 or so tables. First time I asked him for it, I got "Oh,I can't work on it now, they are changing the specs all the time, I'm waiting for the final specs". This was complete BS as both objects were 90%+ defined by the business unit.

A couple of weeks later, Bob got the official specs and still hasn't done it. He (at the time) was responsible for the WCF service. I built it and stubbed it out for him. All he had to do was drop in a single line of code. return databaseLayer.GetObjectA(); After a week, I finally get an IM saying he checked in the code and he tested it briefly with the WCF test client and it looked to be working.

LMFAO... REALLY? You tested it in the WCF test client? REALLY? You mean the one that comes with Visual Studio?? REALLY? I was in disbelief, but I didn't say anything at the time cuz I got better things to do then argue with worthless co-workers.

How exactly did he test it with the WCF test client?

1) the project I sent him was a console app in debug mode and a service in release mode... he had somehow jacked up the project setting and made it a windows app. Wouldn't even run if he tried.

2) the service was self hosted to support SSL & REST. Last time I checked, the WCF test client doesn't support either. It only supports http/wsdl.

Holy crap. So now I just think he is a complete BSer who never does crap. To this day, I still have not gotten ObjectA and ObjectB.

I mention it every day in the scrum meetings that I haven't gotten it yet and they are blocking items, but the PM doesn't seem to care, she just jots it down. Lol.
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Ranjan.D13-Jan-13 12:39
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