yo wrote:It is hard to change a culture if you are not in a position to do so. My recommendation, stay focused on your personal end game. Where do you want to be in 15-20 years... back track to where you are now and figure out what steps you will need to take. You have a job in design and that is a great start. Put some weekends into some portfolio building concept projects. If you were in charge of you company what would you design? If you were in you dream job what would you design? Channel the negative situation into positive action. Get that folio together, post it on coroflot, behance, et all and make the next step on your path.
As hard as I can.
yo wrote:The alternative is acceptance of bitterness.
Not exactly an alternative, right?
mo-i wrote:Good to see you took that rant down, entirely. Shows you
are willing and able to deliberate what you do.
I suppose. Deliberating a bit more before clicking "Submit" might have been prudent.
mo-i wrote:what you experience is pretty typical. Corporations
are not run in vacuum, there is friction.
Well, that’s sad. Although, I suppose it depends on what kind of friction.
mo-i wrote:Could you compete with your old company?
Not really crazy about the industry in general.
chevisw wrote:awww, i wanted to see the rant.
It wasn’t that great.
Robbie_roy wrote:How attached are you to your town/area?
It’s a pretty great town, but certainly i’d skip the joint for the right opportunity. Had an interview a couple hours north a couple months ago. Didn’t get it, but I didn’t really want it that bad either since I didn’t really like that industry either. As a couple others have said, it’s nice to have a job, one of the plusses being I at least can be a little choosey.
rkuchinsky wrote:what you are experiencing is pretty par for the course, be it in a small company, consultancy, or even a larger in house division. There are always those up the food chain that have their own ideas, are difficult to work with, have unreasonable deadlines, etc.
Jeez. Figures I guess. People are people.
rkuchinsky wrote:"That being said, the grass is often greener" does apply.
That’s pretty much the reason I’m not looking too hard and confirms a lot of my suspicions. Day-to-day is a real… sometimes.
NURB wrote:It's always nice to have a continual paycheck when you're looking for work.
nxakt wrote:I liked the original post. If it had elements that were traceable back to the original company then good to take those out, but the post was, for me a good one.
Well at least there was one.
nxakt wrote:The basics were that you were put into an almost impossible crunch of expectations, new technologies, inflexible management that perhaps did not understand the parameters involved in moving from point D to point X.
nxakt wrote:I have shared those kinds of experiences, they really help me to grow. You are trying to push your own boundaries and asking at the same time if you are just whining.
That’s good to know. Yeah that’s the she whole thing. I love the work, the expectations are just not realistic. And then when what I predict comes to pass and I’m still given unrealistic deadlines… The density of some heads is just incredible. But then you start thinking that maybe you are the unreasonable one… Maybe you can get all this stuff done in a week… maybe you are just lazy… maybe you are just whining.
nxakt wrote:I have always felt it is better to go out in a fireball and learn something than to bail out early and acknowledge that a task is impossible. Fortunately in my experience the fireball never happened, things came together and the projects happened. Of course the there is no upside, no one will recognize that you pulled a rabbit out of a hat, they will just expect that they were right all along. Which means as we all know, your days or weeks or months before your next move are numbered.
Thanks. That’s the thing. I doubt they’re going to just pull the plug on all these projects. They’re going to get done. Just not by next month. Of course it will be all my fault and it’ll be a big shitstorm till the end, but they’ll eventually get done. At least I hope. And the moment they do…
yo wrote:I think the original rant could have been edited a bit to be a tad more professional (especially the nicknames) and more anonymized. It was good to have for context, but it seems like most of us read it anyway
Would you restore a Pontiac 6000? As I also mentioned, most of the nicknames were not mine - I’m not really one to come up with lame nicknames for people I don’t like - and there were some much worse ones to chose from I decided not to use!
Thanks for steering me in a positive direction. That was a real turd, I should have been banned from the boards for something so puerile.