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Re: Stress affecting code output

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Jun 14, 2005 at 12:00 UTC ( #466493=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Stress affecting code output

Maybe get some cheap help .

Seriously, it sounds like you are in one of those "abusive employer situations". My advice is to change "psychological tactics", and instead of letting yourself feel like you "are tied to the whipping post", just learn to relax and accept the fact that they may can you for not performing like a slave.

It's amazing how situations can change by changing your internal view of it. The next time he whips you, just turn to him and say "I'm working as hard as I can without affecting quality, and smile and say "the more you pressure me, the harder it is for me to concentrate on work". Then watch the steam come out of his ears. If he threatens to fire you, mention that you are the only one who understands what is going on in the code, and he will be set back 6 months if he fires you and has to hire someone else.

Of course start looking for another job; why should you get an ulcer because your bossman has dominance problems? By all rights, it's your boss who deserves the ulcer, so blow it back in his face.

I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. flash japh

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Re^2: Stress affecting code output
by DaWolf (Curate) on Jun 14, 2005 at 15:00 UTC
    Maybe get some cheap help .
    This is not OP's rsponsibility, his boss should do it. And IMHO if he (the boss) didn't in 6 years it's a clear sign that it's useless to keep trying to deal with this job.

    The "blow it back" tactic can have a pretty useless result too: he (the OP) might even get a raise, but my experience tells me that the deadlines will continue to be tight and his stress won't fade away.

    This is a matter of respect and minimum job conditions.

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