Not disgruntled?

What's it like where you work

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Not disgruntled?

Posted 10 September 2007 - 03:52 PM

If you are happy where you work does that make you a gruntled employee?

I was just thinking about how crappy things have gotten where I work and about stories I've heard of people who like where they work.

If anyone is interested I want a grade of where you work. A list of pros and cons and the overall out of 10 that gives your workplace.


Pros:
Flexitime
bosses changable personality means he can often be nice and understanding
Relative autonomy
Friendly funny colleagues
Occsionally get to work on something interesting
Hired despite my inexperience and am gaining experience working here
Get to daydream about being a Jedi


Cons:
No limit on the number of hours expected of you (no overtime pay ever)
bosses changable personality means he can often be unreasonable and demanding
Boring work most of the time
Some colleagues just do what they want despite the effct it has on others work
No project management so constantly working in chaos firefighting
Could earn more working in admin 9-5ing
Don't actually get to be a Jedi


It's looking a pretty even 5/10 at the moment but as time goes on and I get more frustrated and bored I think the score will drop.


How about you?

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 03:57 PM

maybe one should tell us what they do too just for some background
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 04:24 PM

I develop web applications and manage a travel franchiser's web portfolio.

My rating right now is about a 3/10 and I am already looking for another position with a company that has some actual initiative.

:)
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 04:44 PM

I know that I have no business posting here cuz i have a kid job, but I'll do it for your personal lulz.
I'm in ur restaurantz, flipping ur burgerz.

Pros:
-Flexy-mexy schedules
-I won a wireless phone worth a hundred bucks on my first week in a draw.
-I still make way more than American would with the same employer, even considering exchange rate.
-Integrates nicely with teh schooling.
-Funky-ass co-workers who know how to get the lulz, even under pressure.
-CV_stuffer++ (best 50 employers listed, world renown training)
-Procures me the feeling of doing something out of my life.
-I get to work with hot chicks my age. Sexytimes.
-Develop my micro while flipping steak. 4 patties per second baby yeah!

Cons
-Sometimes, management staff can be uber-bitchy for stupid shit like not smiling. Goddamned, last news is that I wasn't working at Walmart or shit.
-There are elitists. The kind that if you can't build 7 BigMacs in 40 seconds then you aint worth shit.
-Could get payed more in a different sector. Age is what fucks my shit up.
-Occasional night shifts, which really aren't that bad.


Overall, I would give it a 7/10. Considering this is a first job of course.
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 04:53 PM

Im a Senior Application Developer for a mid-sized publicly traded company in Spokane, Washington. I've never been this happy with my job, I really don't have anything (well except one dick head co-worker) to complain about, on a scare from 1 to 10 I'd have to (honestly) say 9.

I come and go as I please (well almost, within limits you know lol), if I want to work from home I work from home, if I want to leave early because, say football is on, then I can, the company spends major $$ on us programmers, its just real nice working there. Considering we have about 10 major applications that were created in-house theres never a shortage of work to do.
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 05:38 PM

i'm the head mechanic at three bike shops now. i get paid horribly, but i'm the boss, which means i get to choose the music and when to steal money for food. there's tons of women and i get to wrench on bicycles and motorcycles all day, not to mention we've built our share of assault rifles and our own style of weaponry. it gets a 7/10 because my wage is so small i can't live on yet. i manage to scrape by with some illegitimate side deals which double my salary
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 05:39 PM

My official title, if they mean anything (they don't to me), is Director of Software Development. I work for a national telecommunications provider.

Pros:

Quite flexible
Excellent renumeration package
I'm able to contribute to and influence the IT strategy of the company.
I treat my dev teams well (that used to be me).

Cons:
My hands are off the keyboard (I do not do any direct development for work anymore, only my personal company)
Too many people in my district (I hate the HR shit).
Large companies are slow to change.

Overall, I'll give it an 8/10
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 06:40 PM

I also work for a telecommunications provider based out of the Midwest....

Official Title? Digital/Data Network Diagnostics & Information Systems.

Pros:

Fun, extremely lax environment. I get to BS and slack off which makes getting work done easier, it's not all strict to where I'm constantly uncomfortable.

Good benefits package.

When it comes to my projects, everything I do has a big impact on the company and it's services or identity. For example - I have designed the new company logo, I'm working on the brand new website, I designed the utility power backup systems we have been putting in all of our headend facilities, had a big part in switching the company to IP phones etc. Most everything I do is well appreciated which is nice.

There are always new projects to work on, lots of new technology.

Everything is very open, we work together as a team to accomplish our goals.


Cons:

Not very flexible, I've been absent like 4 days since I've started. I play almost too big of a role at times and in the office we're tightly staffed. If someone is gone we have to pick up their slack.

Stressful, sometimes I can get very stressed out or overwhelmed. Being on-call every other week doesn't help, it feels like I'm doing something work related constantly.

Some of the work I'm assigned can suck... I get to do fun stuff often but I wish I could do fun stuff all of the time.

Because it's such a small company, the health care is insanely high priced.
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 07:41 PM

Student Systems Programmer

Pros:
Guitar Hero Fridays
Cake at meetings
Cool manager
Lead design for Fedora Distribution for ~300 computers
Official: Praetor of Spam, Wikimaster, and Vampire Hunter
Big arse projector rooms for which to come in after hours and play Wii on.

Cons:
Some people here..... :-\
Stuck in a hole last manager dug us into
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Dumpy Student pay, stoopid state funding (if I was a grad student, I could be rollin in the bills)
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 07:59 PM

I have a kiddy job too, and its also my first job.

Firehouse Subs.

Pros:

Super super relaxed environment. A kid beat the owner down with a spatula the other day and all he did was make him pay for his sandwich.

Flexible schedule.

Super fun people.

Cons:

Gross subs
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:13 AM

I didn't say in my post: I'm Q&A Manager and J2ME Games developer for a company that make casinos for mobile phones.
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:43 AM

I work for a moderately sized company, publicly traded, in the water business.
I am the technical service rep for all retail products, along with the main programmer within the retail division.

Pros:
Flexibility with programming deadlines
no one else looking over my shoulder
satellite office from the corporate office
small group of people to interact with

Cons:
I have to answer the phones
Programming is not my main job, it's secondary but when reports are not available, I have to create them and put the phones on hold, then get yelled at for "not being available".
Pay - I'm paid the same as a customer service rep would get
Benefits - lack thereof

I would give it a 6/10 mainly because of pay and benefits, they really suck. With my experience i could get paid at least twice what I'm making here and the insurance has a $30 co-pay plus costs about 150 / biweekly pay.
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 12:07 PM

Pros:
I can drink all the free hot chocolate I want.

Cons:
The hot chocolate gets cold after a while.
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 12:09 PM

yes, but do you have to pay for, or provide the hot chocolate
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 12:13 PM

sometimes hot chocolate is too hot. at these times, it is best to wait for it to become moderately cooler.
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