cbang

Melbourne, Australia

Age: 32

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accepted Should I break contract early?
May
18
comment Should I break contract early?
Update: I decided to stay and just do the best I can. I am still having a rough time, but contract is nearly up. Thanks all.
Mar
20
comment Should I break contract early?
He is a contractor.
Mar
19
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Mar
18
comment Should I break contract early?
In my city government departments (and private organisations) have rules stipulating a minimum length of time you must complete away from the company before you can come back as a contractor.
Mar
18
comment Should I break contract early?
I probably wasn't enough of a team player at the time I configured the reports, which was 3 months ago. I've built an excellent relationship with the reporting team since then. They are good people, but very overworked.
Mar
18
comment Should I break contract early?
Being fired probably would have been better than being made to feel worthless each day. I'm not the only one who has been on the receiving end. I've heard other young developers have too.
Mar
18
comment Should I break contract early?
I went from Perm to Contractor in 2 different organisations, I wasn't clear on that. I know the guy loves conflict because he has said to me (a few months ago) "I thrive on conflict". As far as blame goes, while it is not totally my fault, it is at least 50% my fault. I shouldn't have assumed the testers would do anything other than a basic test. At the end of the day, regardless of time constraints or other excuses - I am the guy who did the original work. Thanks for the advice.
Mar
18
comment Should I break contract early?
Normally I would arc up and argue my point, but I haven't bothered in this case because nothing I say will change his mind. We'll both get fired up, and I'll likely say something I will regret and/or get fired. If I didn't have a family to support I would tell him to stick the job up his arse.
Mar
18
comment Should I break contract early?
I don't think the private meeting would help... saying "we need to work together for the next x months" would probably have him respond with "no, you need to do what I say for the next x months". Maybe he just needs more time to cool down before I try this approach. In hindsight, I may have made him look bad to the higher ups.
Mar
18
comment Should I break contract early?
Regarding the reference, I would be asking for a reference from my team lead's boss - the program manager. He seems to be much happier with my work. If I break contract early, I will leave him in a difficult spot, as he is short staffed already. Leaving early would really get him off side.
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