My rage earlier in an attempted short summarization:
We had projects the 2nd half of this semester. My project was to write an AI for a game. I worked together with 2 people. Right off the bat I started puting effort into it. Well halleluja, I got like zero response from the other guys who thought it was chill. The first guy showed up but he did NOTHING productive at all. Asocial guy, hard talking with and he doesn't seem to know much about software development (i'm gonna call this programming for short). I knew it was gonna suck but I pushed on. Now the other guy didn't show up at all in the beginning but then 3 weeks later he showed up and was all like SHIT GUYS WE ARE BEHIND and told us to work more. Well hallelujah.
Fast forward 4-5 weeks, last 3 weeks of the project me and the other guy (gonna call him J for short) who didnt even show up in the beginning were working hard. Really hard. Sitting many hours extra per day and we slowly but steadily progressed. The third guy who showed up from the start still didn't help with anything at all, really.
Fast forward another week. Hand-in day for a major part of the project and J called in sick. Great I thought. I hadn't been informed of this and the third guy who was supposed to work with J the day before hadn't even notified me of this, I got to know this literally 20 minutes before hand-in. I already raged at him a bit then for not even attempting communication, hell 7 weeks into the project he hadn't even got J's phone number! I WTFd. But I went on to proceed with the hand-in, preparing for a complete castration of my balls by our assistant (who is a real dick, I mentioned him some weeks ago, some of you might remember him). BUT with extreme rhetorical skills and a bit of luck I managed to make it work, we passed that part. The shy-guy wasn't talking at all though. I tried to make him talk but only got super short responses out of him. GG I have to take ALL the responcibility again. I didn't even have a choice, it was either that or fail. Besides I had to talk with our assistant almost all the other times aswell and I was writing the reports too. Because noone else would. Thank you very much. But I'm glad I got through that part with my balls still intact.
Fast forward to the previous week. Final presentation time. We had our stuff lined up pretty well and I and J had been working hard on the presentation, readied a nice powerpoint and all. Third guy hadn't worked a single part on it, he was like "Yeah just write a few lines I'm ok with anything". WTF? It's not OUR job to write YOUR lines you complete and utter dipshit. Well regardless, we did it. He had a look at it beforehand (day before I believe). Me and J then proceeded to talk 3 minutes each on the presentation and the guy who didnt really do anything talked 1 minute and he was so bad on stage I felt sorry for him. Luckily me and J finished it up like true bosses and we managed to pass. Yes I'm gonna glorify myself a bit here, but I did really well there and 2/3 speakers that spoke well was enough to pass that part.
Fast forward to monday this week (yes two days ago). Day before final hand-in of all code and associated documents. Before the weekend I had asked the third guy nicely if he could start writing the documentation since he wasn't really doing anything, he even had the balls to ask me what he was supposed to do so I told him he could do that even though it shouldn't be my job telling him what to do. I told him he should write as much as he could come up with and then send it to me so I could finish it up. I think he spent a total of 1½ hours on it and then sent me a 1,5page long report with like 50 grammar errors. The real report was supposed to be 5 pages long, not even including the user manual which is also a single page. Took me 2 hours to redo his text and then I spent another 5 just finishing the writing. On monday I sat together with J on monday and finished up the code (without the third guy, we deliberately left him out as he isnt contributing with anything except making us frustrated because he doesnt do anything) and the documentation and at 4pm in the afternoon we were done. Handed everything in and hoped we were ok.
Well, turns out we didn't. About 5 hours ago I recieved an email telling us we need to improve a couple of things and that the documentation is lacking stuff. Well hurray as if I don't have enough shit to take care of already. I had actually hoped streaming today but those plans got shut down bigtime.
Why am I complaining so much? Well, we got one of the worse projects (most amount of effort required) with a really annoying assistant. On top of this I worked the first 2-3 weeks alone kind of, then we worked as two people. J has done a lot since then and for that I am grateful, but we have been two people doing a three man job. The third guy has basically recieved a camel ride on our backs. I haven't excluded his name on the hand ins and when our assistant has been asking who has done what I haven't really left him out, but now I feel like I really should have. Because if I went up to the assistant and told him the truth about everything it could make me pass right away but it'd be really bad for the third guy. And it's supposed to be done as a group so I'm not even sure it would work anyway. So now I am heading back to the uni tomorrow and I have to be there at 9am with J to fix the errors. I didn't want this at all as it fucked up my evening and everything and also I wanted to study math. It's not like this shit is helping me for the friday exam...
Now, I would be raging at this third guy. I really am. But at the same time I'm also probably a dick for it, because his shyness and uncontributeness is probably because he just doesn't know what to do and lacks the skills required for this. But then again I'm not the best software developer either but at least I can stand up for who I am. This guy can't. And how can you suck at english so bad if you're on the uni, you live in Sweden where English basically is our second language and you study computerscience. It just doesn't add up.
Morale of the story: I'm tired of doing someone else's work and not recieving credit for it. The thing earlier was the drop that made my carecup overflow. Now I have to do even more work that I don't have time for. I'm not bringing the third guy tomorrow because he's not boosting working morale at all. I'll make sure to notify him later though, but at least I will be humble. More than can be asked of how I have been treated.
/endrage and now I'm tired
Hey, Treann! =)
Also, see ya, dude! o/
I really don't know what to say, Wass =/ Hopefully it works out in the end.