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27th
Feb 2017
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 16:11
Would you like to hear the good news or the bad news?
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 16:57
Good news is I’ve put together a project plan for a new group project.
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 17:57
And the bad?
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 17:58
Got fired on Friday!
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 17:58
Noooo
Why?
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 17:59
Wasn’t a good fit. They didn’t make their expectations clear and they were unreasonable imo.
Gave it my best shot and learn a few things along the way.
Shame I couldn’t have been there a bit longer to pick up more.
I wouldn’t have wanted to work there for much more than 6 months.
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:00
That's such a shame, it sounded so good. But it is something that seems to happen a lot in this industry, or perhaps not even just in this industry
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:01
Extremely high pressure
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:01
communication often seems so difficult, but you are communicating quite clearly I think
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:02
Yeah it was a bit of a funny one. But when they get pissed off because you went to the shops yet didn’t take a full lunch hour you have to question why you are there.
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:02
That doesn't sound good at all
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:03
Basically chained to your desk.
I didn’t shit loads of overtime as well.
Would have got really good, but would have had no life what so ever.
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:04
that's not worth it then
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:04
I learnt about planning and how to work quickly and efficiently.
I’m surprised I got the job as it was senior position and I’ve only just learn’t the tech.
They wanted things done so quickly there was hardly time to breath.
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:06
have the others working there been there for long?
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:07
I was the only dev
The new one has started to tdoay
*today
Everyone else they interviewed had no react experience either
Shame there was noone for comparison, cos I thought I was doing ok
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:07
oh wow the only dev, that's also quite a difficult position to be in
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:07
an extra day on the tasks and I would have got them done
I felt like a slave to put it nicely.
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:08
:(
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:08
Funny cos the office banter was anything goes
yet they were acutally really strict
and I don’t think they liked my laid back attitude
despite the fact I worked so hard.
By the way just set up a holding page on digital ocean with a git push deploay
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:10
That's a shame cause I think that's a good combination - working hard and laid back attitude
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:10
they just wanted a yes man
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:11
That just doesn't sound a good place. So much hope you can find something better
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:12
Gonna build my freelance business
Luckily my old support contract wasn’t cancelled.
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:12
yes you were doing quite well freelancing weren't you
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:12
yeah I was lucky.
Gonna keep working on upping my skills and portfolio
saw javascript101.co.uk for £8 per year
we could set up a production website for TIL
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:13
:)
yes we should
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:14
Do you want to purchase it and I’ll chip in?
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:14
yes I can get it
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:15
Sweet!
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:15
Are you planning to come to hack night tomorrow?
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:16
I forgot it was on, but yes I might have time now… ;)
We could set up the Digital Ocean there.
*server
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:18
yes, that would be good :)
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:19
Nice.
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:21
I think I half agreed to do some pair programming with someone but might not have to do that all the time, or maybe they won't turn up. I should be there anyway. I have to drive to sports event and back but I think I will be back in time.
Dave Thomson
@rinse0ut
Feb 27 2017 18:22
That’s cool, doesn’t have to be there. It’s pretty straightforward...
Would be nice to have it up and running by next session.
I used nginx instead of apache
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:53
I once followed this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR06NoSzAXY but it is using http2 and the certificate is expired - and it is not on the sponsored server. I was probably jumping ahead too much again too ;)
It's here js. codehub.org.uk
js.codehub.org.uk dangerous!
Katja Durrani
@katjad
Feb 27 2017 18:59
Interested to compare it to how you would do it. I did feel I kind of understood when I set it up, but by now have forgotten a lot of course. and perhaps for now should not bother with the https?