Anyway, LO went over after a campaign by stepmom that started last Friday via text, email and letter. LO was initially in tears and didn't want to go, but she spent some time with her girlfriends who basically talked her into it. "I don't want my brother punished with a shitty childhood just because he has shitty parents." So, with entirely more grace than I will ever muster, off she went for his birthday party which featured old Christmas candy and secondhand lego favors (I shit you not).
Ex apparently acknowledged that LO got into college and apparently liked LO's dream school as that is where stepmom's mother attended undergrad (we had no idea). No mention of helping to pay, so I guess we're sticking with Plan B (dad is an ass so can we get a finaid override).
So, the shitshow at the startup is progressing as I thought it would. The CTO (the founder's son) is now just realizing it all. Late last week basically the VP of Product (the unreliable coworker) had written a note telling the Founder & CTO to shape the fuck up and stop straining resources. Also, he did this before two scheduled status calls with customers because he hadn't delivered things, so that was fun. I could care less, the founder is the one who is going to feel the pain soon enough.
I purposely missed the huddle yesterday, and today, the one employee we were counting on to maintain a presence with one customer, let us passive aggressively know that she is cutting off her hours because she has to chase paychecks. I don't blame her at all. (fun thing is that she is related to the founder's son by marriage so screwing over someone you are related to isn't cool).
I did ask the founder for the missing check and the 1099 I need for finaid paperwork. If I don't get the 1099 in a day or two (he hasn't sent it to me, but says he is working on it), I'm just assuming I won't get it. Also, I will just continue my habit of not logging in on certain days.
Then we have the enthusiastic but soon to be burned out manager who is a whirling dervish of new ideas and wants resources to execute them. She is a nice person, and the VP of Product and I have both tried to tell her that she's gonna burn out. Actually, her ideas are just ok but aren't deserving of programming resources (we have to go for the paying customers first) but she handled this one customer for us and we need her for that. We'll see how long she'll last.
The job search is a lot of filling out shit and not hearing back.
I haven't heard back from the recruiter who was working with the local shitshow startup. I emailed him last week and he didn't respond. The recruiter should have at least sent a status email by now, especially that I made time to go see them the next day. That's on him (said recruiter is local so his firm is now on the "to avoid" list). Also, if there's this much time, they are probably either offering the job to someone else or are spun in a circle as to what they actually "want" for that role. I wouldn't be surprised either way.
I have to yet re-write my resume to target presales roles. High paying and more likely to be remote.
That's it, I just wanted to bitch at someone. Also considering hard liquor consumption during the day.
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