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wyoming_1 said in April 7th, 2007 at 8:53 am

I kinda hate to say this but… that’s par for the course for that project since way back when. The customer always wants to bite off more then they can chew and they always take it out on us and that has never changed.

I wish you luck in surviving my friend – this project is a cruel mistress.

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nekochef said in April 7th, 2007 at 9:01 am

I’ll second the wyoming_1’s comment that this is the nature of most software projects. I’ll that even if you are in charge of the schedule, it is unlikely that you’ll be able to do a better job and not because of anything under your control. projects tend to consume all available time and then some in part due to the customers and in part due to team members miss judging how much time and work there is until completion. Having changed jobs many times due to this frustration, I can say that the grass is not greener on the other side 🙂

the only thing that you can do is either make sure the compensation is worth the effort you’re putting in to the project or setting more strict limits on the amount of work you put in and let your manager lean on the other team members.

it is time to move on when neither of those is true.

good luck 🙂

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dante8 said in April 8th, 2007 at 9:40 am

Let me clarify… by continuing in this role, I meant in this particular team and job. Our company is big enough that I could easily move to some other application team/section/division that would be a little better managed and this would be the option that I am speaking of.

You are definitely right, though.

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eezebrat said in April 9th, 2007 at 5:12 pm

suckage. :[
Hope your hours are reduced soon.
And well I don’t know much about these kinds of projects. [obviously]
So the best I can say is.
Put a bandaid on it, and get over it?
eh, I dunno.
Good luck though. :]

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