Re: Miserable me
I'd agree wholeheartedly. I've spent the last couple of years developing and refining an application for my current employer, which over the time has become the backbone of the department's processes. My colleagues understand what it does, but not how it works. My managers don't even know that. My requests for time to write decent documentation have been ignored, either in a rush to get the thing working initially or in a rush for the latest feature.
When I said I was relocating a little while ago (with notice three times what my contract demanded), my employers just assumed they could hand it to the next colleague in line. I work in a customer services department, not an IT / development one. They got a big shock when they learned a little more and found they couldn't. I now telecommute from home.
Posting anon, for obvious reasons.