Twas nothing but pure hell and still is. This project has a few bad things going for it.
1. A P.M. whose last project failed miserably and if this one bombs he's out on his ass.
2. Developers who are way behind schedule and keep having major problems. This is what happens when you try to write a freaking trading engine and connectivity infrastructure in Java. You get code monkies who have the tools to allow them to really fuck things up.
3. Marketing dreck who want everything up to demo way in advance of the schedule and then freak out when the beta code doesn't work flawlessly. Then, they ask for more features prior to launch and won't budge on the launch date or wait on the features. Guess who gets to install and configure all those extra builds? yours truely.
Well, fuck that noise...
If only I had some way of getting paid what I do, having the benefits I get and not having this much friggin stress. So, is that how it works everythwere else? I mean I'm good at what I do and work hard. Do other places put their best people into the most difficult positions, pile on the stress, pay real well and hope the greed or need keeps them from leaving?
I've never had a problem finding a new job, but this one has the best pay and benefits I've ever had. I don't want to consider leaving the material comforts and security behind just to keep myself happy. It seems selfish, sort of the way suicide is selfish. Everyone else depends on me and I just want to escape. But I feed on the rewards, the praise, the money and the respect.
Ok, I'm rambling, time to post.