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    I was moved from one department to another because they loved the application I had created for the department and wanted something similar but more complex.  A couple months after I started IT hired a "Team Lead" that only had one member of the team...me.  Then I found out that I was only 75% on the new department and 25% on the old department and had to complete the project in less than a year while maintaining my old application and answering to the IT manager, the new team lead (who know nothing but had a lot of ideas for my time), my former business area manager who wanted 100% of my time and the business area manager who expected a completed application without bothering to stand behind me when I requested time to work on it.  Her strategy was to wait until the application didn't show up on the scheduled date and throw a fit at that point.
    Long story short...While everyone else played politics, threw me under the bus and spread every lie possible about me I was able to successfully deploy a web application by myself with over 120 pages to over 1K dedicated users with few problems.  Today, a year later, I am working elsewhere.  They have 4 developers (all making more than I ever did) doing my previous job....badly.  The "team lead" got my boss fired and took his position...and has had to explain to the board why a 3.5 million dollar project has failed.  I am sure he will be promoted to CIO in a couple of years.

    As I said:  It is a tough business.

    Republican tax policies have led to financial conditions which have caused Republicans to demand cuts to programs they have always opposed.

    by AppleP on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 05:56:15 PM PDT

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