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Beating a Dead Horse

 
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Has anyone ever experience situations where your boss promises you a project in Java and when the time comes he all of a sudden gives you a project totally unrealted to Java or may go as far as to give the project to someone else? I've experience this in several occasions and it's quite nerve racking. It doesn't have anything to do with your skills and in some cases the person who got the project may not be as skilled as you are. It just seems weird especially when promises are made and your attempting to build you experience in Java. Do you keep on trying or do you just go and find another positions somewhere else.
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It happened to me once, and I found another country somewhere else.
 
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hi
I took a position at a company as an architect / to lead the comapny into the next level of programming. I preached java, held Java Seminars, went to numerous shows and trainging. Two years later they still wouldn't beleive that Java would "meet their needs", this was even after I created a few prototypes.
Also, they would advertise "java programmers wanted" in the classifieds, and only hire the guys with ASP experience (what kills me is that of 70 'developers' only 2 had experience doing COM, the rest were all ASP scripters.
I eventually got fed up and quit to find a job with a company who was actually doing java development (I found it and I'm happier thana pig in sh%t.
The funny thing, 6 months after I left, they are a Java workshop now. Well, they have 6 java developers and an architect.
God bless them!

 
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YES. I come back from my vacation expecting to start on another Java or perl program, and I get stuck being the coding expert at this Scientific Computing workshop my company is holding all week. HELP!
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Well, my manager just wants me to get billable, it doesn't matter what the project is. Went so far as to deny me some free training because it would distract me from the project search.
Trust me, you're not alone.
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