Do IT Jobs REALLY Have to be This Way? Is It Me?
August 13, 2013 5:25 PM Subscribe
I'm a software developer, and I seem to be a magnet for batsh*t when it comes to jobs.
During interviews, I've been outright lied to. Once I get on the job, I invariably find the positions I take are just not what the interviewer made it sound like they would be. Ultimately, I find these jobs descending into madness. Literally. I've found myself on the receiving end of everything from disrespect to downright mentally abusive behaviors.
posted by Grimmie to Work & Money (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I just want to know, is it me? I mean, I know I'm not the only one quitting these companies, but is there something I'm doing wrong in my screening? How DO you screen out the predatory? It's not like they tell you up front "Oh, yes! We pride ourselves on our negativity. No, of course you'll never make us happy! But we like to throw in those mandatory evening and weekend hours to make sure you keep trying! Oh... Yes, I mean the hours are 8 to 5. Of course they are. Silly me!"
In all seriousness, shouldn't I want better? Am I really the crazy one because I'm expecting better and I expect so-called civilized people to at least give each other a minimal amount of respect?
I have been working with my therapist on the "what I'm doing to cause this" but I was really hoping there'd be people out there who've been there and done that who could shed some more light on the situation.
P. S. No, I have no mental illnesses or any of the like. :-)