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Nelek22-Jan-21 12:41
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I was fresh graduated, doing the job of and being payed as a technician instead of an engineer. They promised me a rise after a time but it was like really short, other friends told me I was being underpayed, but I kind of thought... well, it is my first job, it will get better.

Then a project came with a time in Australia for the ramp up... I offered me volunteer.
- No, you don't have enough experience.
- But there are 6 months programming here and then the 1 month there...
- NO

They sent a guy that didn't want to go because the wife was pregnant. He managed to come to the hospital 20 or 25 minutes before the kid was born.

Then I got my very first project solo, to add something with a machine programmed by another guy in the company. I had 40 hours, done in 25, the customer asked me if I could had a look to something that wasn't working fine. I fixed it needing a total of 60 hours (from a 10~15% deviation error in the expected result to a 0.4~0.6%)

I got blamed because I couldn't follow what I had been told and took over the estimation WTF | :WTF: WTF | :WTF: WTF | :WTF:
But that the customer payed 80 hours for that project (20 hours plus for happines) and asked for two new projects to fix another two machines... nothing D'Oh! | :doh: D'Oh! | :doh: D'Oh! | :doh:

Then I started doing SCALA and GUI to a project from another new guy... and alone by doing the GUI I found errors in his programming. When I told him about them, he went to the boss and complained about me.

When the CEO called me and told me I was being nitpicky I told him to screw himself.
I was told to bring my staff on the next day and that the period of notice would be activated. But as he didn't want me there I got the 6 weeks (german contract notice) as paid holidays, I had a new job in the 4th in the other side of the country so I had to find an apartment and organize the moving in less than 2 weeks. They even gave me my first week free to end the moving and so on.

I worked 8 years there, it was stressing and I sometimes met real assholes on customer side during the way, but I was good at it and I enjoyed what I did. I had to leave for familiar / personal reasons.



I still get a bit angry about the first job, but all what I learnt there (and not specially the technical knowledge) helped me a lot after it, so I can't really regret it.

I have even thought on doing them a visit somewhen if I go near by... just to say. Hi, thanks for firing me, I would not be where I am if I had stayed here Smile | :)
M.D.V. Wink | ;)

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