- Jan 1, 1970
John said:I have two reactions to that:
1. If they fired the team, the project would be delayed a lot more
than if they negotiated a cleanup/release plan that delivered a good
product. So they probably wouldn't fire them.
2. If I discovered that my management was such jerks, I'd quit before
they could fire me.
Yeah, but they had the 'product' that they needed to fulfil a contract
requirement, even if it was a piece of cr*p, and that was all they
really cared about. They kept most of the team on, and made one of the
senior folk the new 'manager' (on a very short leash!) for the 9 months
they spent keeping the team on until the contract was ready to finish.
I transfered to the actual project from the R&D team to get back to CA
and out of Omaha, and was laid off a year later (also referred to as my
Year in Hell...)
Should have quit, but they held this big carrot of bonuses if I stayed
out the project. Then, just before Christmas, they had a special
meeting where they handed out the bonus checks. Imagine my reaction
when at the end of the meeting, I was the only one that didn't get a
check! I should have sued them, but just wanted out so bad that I just