Boss just snuck up on accident while I was applying to a FAANG corp.

New / Eng soylatte
Jul 3 35 Comments

I'm tired of the culture here, the way we're building this product and I'm being asked to do something which just seems plain stupid (ie reverse engineering chrome) there's far more time and cost effective ways to do what we need to. And there is an internal power conflict between our operations team lead and engineering lead. Shits too stressful they want me to behave like a "founding" engineer which is just a bullshit way of them trying to make me a no life. I only hold shares in 0.5 percent of this company and I don't see it blowing up to the point where the cash would be worth it. I'm done working endless hours at home etc. Anyways this lead to me applying to 50 different jobs yesterday. and I have two months worth of rent in the bank.but he walks by and sneaks up almost and sees me applying to a job at Apple. I've tried pleading for change if my voice is unheard I'm leaving. Should I even bother trying again.

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TOP 35 Comments
  • Microsoft UMbR31
    Ask if he can provide you a reference. Maintain eye contact.
    Jul 3 6
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      I wish I could ask for that. It looks like betrayal.
      Jul 3
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      Been at a shtshow startup in the past, real happy that I interviewed outside. They won't remember you few weeks from now, you gotta take care of your own career...
      Jul 3
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      That's what I'm thinking. Seemed like a manipulation tactic anyways
      Jul 3
    • Veritas dogyear
      Startups love to build it’s a family vibe to hide its flaws. If you arnt happy then leave. No point working for a startup for only 0.5 lol
      Jul 3
    • Amazon i9ju7u
      If you were a shit eng, they wouldnt think twice about cutting you. They are shit leaders so now cut them
      Jul 3
  • Travelzoo deetcode
    So what's your question?
    Jul 3 5
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      This ain't Quora or Yahoo answers. You can post anything. Also do you see a "?" In the title
      Jul 3
    • Microsoft KyJeLlY
      The last sentence should have ended with a question mark. You made a grammatical error
      Jul 3
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      Cool not here for classes on proper punctuation. Which your confusing for grammar.
      Jul 3
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      *you're
      Jul 3
    • Microsoft KyJeLlY
      Soyboy is relentless!
      Jul 3
  • New / Eng soylatte
    OP
    Update: just applied to over 300 jobs and am currently talking to Facebook and Apple.
    Jul 3 5
    • Facebook / Eng e999
      Talking to companies is not a high bar.
      Jul 4
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      What bar? It's been a day and I'm updating folks on my leaving.
      Jul 4
    • Facebook / Eng e999
      Who cares?
      Jul 4
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      You obviously since you replied. "WhO CaREs?" Go steal someone's nudes and leak them.
      Jul 4
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      FB Security has always been open season anyways
      Jul 4
  • Cisco / Eng JaredDunn
    You sound like “big head”, you know from where.
    Jul 3 2
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      You realize big head is someone who falls into good things despite being incredibly incompetent. This situation is not like that and I'm nothing like Bighead
      Jul 3
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      The show. Go watch the show this and nothing to do with it.
      Jul 3
  • Autodesk DiscoStu
    Sounds like a good time to get the heck outta there!
    Jul 3 0
  • Qubole XaLr57
    So what happened?
    Jul 3 5
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      I'm being asked by an overworked CTO who's not in the right headspace to do something incredibly stupid and feel like I'm wasting my time. I can't just be happy sitting pretty
      Jul 3
    • Qubole XaLr57
      I get that.. but what did your boss say when he saw you?
      Jul 3
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      You know that look someone in the movie gives when they catch someone cheating. And then the person says "it's not what it looks like"? Yeah it was that look.
      Jul 3
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      Just awkwardness
      Jul 3
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      Probably a sense of betrayal on his part and I feel a tad bit bad
      Jul 3
  • Carvana jas1823
    Hell yes. Get out of there.
    Jul 3 0
  • Bayer L6@AWS
    OP’s real Question: How do I avoid being caught applying to other jobs by my boss.

    Answer: Apply to jobs outside of work and not using work computer or vpn.
    Jul 3 2
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      I don't need a VPN and the work computer is fine we don't have any software besides the ones I installed. He just snuck up
      Jul 3
    • Bayer L6@AWS
      He snuck up on you at home?
      Jul 3
  • Cerner pfdP78
    2 months? Forget about worry about your boss, start saving money. You need 12 months reserves.
    Jul 3 1
    • New / Eng soylatte
      OP
      I know I'm working on it will get to 12 months reserves in 5-6 months
      Jul 3