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Why not look for a new job while you're still employed and bail out the moment you find one?

 

I didn't think of that. Actually a really good idea. Thanks.

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Just don't let anyone at your current job know you're searching. They aren't too happy if they find out.

Also, if you quit, make sure to give a couple week's notice (or whatever's required by law, if you have a law which covers this). I quit one of my summer jobs at a grocery chain once without notice and they blacklisted me from ever working there again. Edited by Nypyren

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Just don't let anyone at your current job know you're searching. They aren't too happy if they find out.

 

They'd be furious and probably lose the client. (The contract says 4 weeks notice btw). Still, it's my sanity vs the loyalty.

Edited by LNK2005

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How feasible is it to start to rewrite the functions one at a time ?

 

 I'd personally hit the "delete" button and blame a system glitch ...

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How feasible is it to start to rewrite the functions one at a time ?

Not feasible at all. In a perfect world, I'd rewrite the whole thing with a modern architecture (using, say, Hibernate. And get rid of all those messy scripts). But that would take months or years and require a budget that's not going to happen.
 

I'd personally hit the "delete" button and blame a system glitch ...

No you wouldn't. Not if 20,000 people don't get a salary this month because of that "glitch";-)
 

In general I agree with getting out of there. Having said that, I wouldn't skip out too soon just for the sake of your reputation. Give it a few months.

Very true. So far I've never stayed less than 3-4 years at one place. Job-hopping too much looks bad on the CV. Makes you look unreliable.
 
In the mean time, do what you can do to improve your situation. Some examples:
Document code as you go.
Document business processes as you go.
 

The existing documentation is actually pretty decent. The system is a horror, but the docs are ironically much better.

Edited by LNK2005

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I'd personally hit the "delete" button and blame a system glitch ...

That might actually work if they don't use version control and everyone is gullible enough. Not hard to imagine considering the circumstances, but it's a stupid move.

Edited by TheComet

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