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How to handle my dumb manager

New nNzv81
Dec 6

My MBA manager has written a crappy algorithm and wants me to implement it .the algorithm has 8 different variables maintaining states and I am not able to understand it completely (he thinks it's a 2 day job to implement it ) .how do I handle this situation

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  • Starbucks / Eng
    bakedbread

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    Optimize it and show him the performance diff and risks of his shitty design
    Dec 60
  • eBay / Engoiuhhhh
    There are more than 1 dumb persons here!
    Dec 63
    • New nNzv81
      OP
      Lol, I agree
      Dec 6
    • New nNzv81
      OP
      Can you please elaborate on ur reason .
      Dec 6
    • eBay / Engoiuhhhh
      As others have pointed, if you think it's a crappy algorithm, why don't you correct it and let your manager know?
      Dec 6
  • Microsoft / Engyuyup
    What does the algorithm do ?
    Dec 60
  • Lookout MlCU70
    When you say algorithm, do you actually mean business requirements? If so, ask questions. If it’s a poorly written algorithm, do the same thing so you can understand the problem. Once you understand the problem, solve it the way you deem best.
    Dec 61
    • New nNzv81
      OP
      Nope it's an algorithm
      Dec 6
  • New nNzv81
    OP
    I said all sorts of things in rage .he was just very enthusiastic about writing an algorithm , so he tried to design it . however , my persistence paid off , he agreed that in his methodology the code will become complex and bug prone .so he allowed me to implement it my way , although in the end he said mine is a brute Force way of doing things (I didn't reply :) .
    Dec 60
  • Facebook frustsoul
    Get an intern and pass it on.
    Dec 63
    • New nNzv81
      OP
      Good idea , want to do this , but can't
      Dec 6
    • Facebook frustsoul
      Ok. Then get a mba from a better place and come back as his manager and hand the algo back to him to implement.
      Dec 6
    • New nNzv81
      OP
      get an MBA for revenge , it's like eye for an eye , but in this case , I lose both the eyes
      Dec 6
  • New / EngRhpJ71
    If he is the type who can appreciate other people's ideas, the best way is to show him the consequences of his actions: 1) write the code, 2) take your time to write it, 3) show him how slow it runs, 4) pitch your idea when he sees what's wrong.

    If the boss is a stuck up arrogant prick, take him for a spin for 3 months while you find a new job.
    Dec 60
  • New 0hedge
    This is a great algo boss, and if you give me 2 weeks I can get it to be ready for prime time.

    Rewrite the whole thing in week 1 and go back to tell your boss you have worked really hard to complete it way before the deadline.
    Dec 60
  • Facebook MCSW23
    Lllllllllllllllllllllleeetcode it
    Dec 60

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