Is it bad that I don't feel bad?

Bloomberg agilecoach
May 7 18 Comments

so my org isn't exactly known for cutting edge tech and for the past 4 years I wrote about 20 lines of code? Most of my time is spent on firefighting a horribly broken dinosaur legacy system written in the 80s, and the rest of the time is spent on politicking because that's how we roll.

I feel like I should feel bad for participating in this rat race but for some strange reason I don't feel bad. Is that bad?

I LC hard in my own time though so not coding isn't an issue.

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  • Amazon / EngDynamoDB
    4 years and 20 lines of code. 🤤
    May 76
    • Square git_pull
      How many PRs did you manage to spread 20 lines of code over...
      May 7
    • Bloomberg agilecoach
      OP
      each PR is like 3 lines to comment out a line that's causing a bug and a comment containing Jira ticket for the bug (yes that's required by management). You cannot simply delete code either, management wants it to stay there in case "we need to revert back".

      So maybe 6, 7 PRs grand total.
      May 7
    • Square git_pull
      Isn’t the whole point of version control to keep a history of changes you have made, thus making it pointless to comment out code. I shudder anytime I see code bases littered with code commented out with comments such as “commenting out for now in case we need it later” 🧐
      May 7
    • Bloomberg agilecoach
      OP
      mate then you haven't seen nothing. Our code is full of gems like "see line 69 for why this works", "if you change this line, you also need to change line 200", "these 2 lines need to be as close possible together otherwise bugs".
      May 7
    • Square git_pull
      😂😂
      May 7
    • Spotify rhduejdb
      I used to work with someone who worked at Bloomberg, somehow got through our interview process, and did some serious damage.

      This post explains everything.
      May 7
  • Micro Focus / Engchmod777
    Thought this post was written by me for a second. You’re not alone.
    May 70
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Damn is all I can say.
    May 70
  • New / Eng
    SanHolo

    NewEng

    BIO
    Tc = broke. Education: the Derek Zoolander school for kids who can’t read and want to do other stuff good too
    SanHolomore
    Let me know when to apply, our code base is worse but you tc is better. But seriously I can use the referral
    May 71
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield / ITXyzuvw
    Lol.. i am sure someone is going to post a comment asking for tc... wait for it..
    May 71
  • Apple Wapple
    Thanks for making me appreciate my job
    May 70
  • Goldman Sachs 0–0
    That’s horrible.
    May 70
  • Bloomberg agilecoach
    OP
    edited 1 line of code to hide a bug at work today guys. PR pending review. That got me to a handsome 21 lines in total 😂🤣
    May 80
  • Internet Brands g to googl
    "I LC hard in my own time"

    rolf.
    May 70
  • Microsoft / Engj0nsn0w
    That's too bad...
    May 70

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