| ||New Job, Mandatory Overtime? What Would You Do?|
1 point by corallis 8 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments |
|I was recently (December 2018) hired as a full-time software at a fairly large and well-known company. Things were going quite well at first, shortly after I joined we lost two key development resources - one senior developer was fired, and the other gave his 2 week notice just after Christmas, and was let go instead of being given a chance to finish his project. We have monthly deliverables, and losing two key resources in the middle of a release cycle is obviously going to have some negative consequences. After we (obviously) missed our January deliverable goal for 2 of the 5 projects we were realsing, management called a meeting with the entire development team, chewed us out for missing these deadlines, and informed us that we would be required to work 3 hours of mandatory overtime each day until we are "caught up". There is no clear definition of when we will be "caught up", and from our meeting is is clear that the problems started many months before I joined the company. According to the one in charge, we are nine months behind where we should be at this time.|
My question is this - if you found yourself in this position, being forced to work 15 hours/week of mandatory overtime seemingly indefinitely - what would you do? I've made my thoughts on the situation well known at work, but there doesn't appear to be any change.
Management doesn't seem to understand that they're going to lose their entire team and moist likely cause the entire department to get shut down. Literally every single developer on the team is currently lining up interviews and getting ready to jump ship. Is this our only option? Has anyone been in this situation before that can offer some insight?
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