I been frustrated at work lately, but it has really come to a head in the last couple of weeks. To the point, I started applying for new jobs last week. Last night was a six application evening. I now have interviews schedule for everyday this week, and I already have a job offer. The offer is unfortunately for less then I am making now but still, it feels good.
I also know my current employer will have an incredible difficult time replacing me. I am an Web Developer, who built their web application that calculates the values for used aircraft. To say it is an niche area, is an understatement. It requires advance understanding of database structure, math and web applications.
My particular frustration comes from having rebuilt the interface to manage the database for the aircraft historical data, and asking my boss to test it for the last six months before it went live. It went live a few weeks ago and my boss, the primary user never tested it, or even looked it. But now there are errors, and he inform me he is too busy to test the interface. But expects me to work days where the office is close, to fix the issues, while he is off work. There was even a day when I was coming out of surgery three years ago, and I was called on my way home from the hospital. I had to do work, home fresh from surgery, before I could take my pain meds.
I am the only backend developer they have. I have worked for the company for over five years (no raise ever), with only help from one part time front end developer. They have occasionally try to hire another developer, but no one has been able to handle the math and database needed for the pay they are offering.
Thank you to this forum, for making me realize I don't have to put up with the BS, and that it is time to look for other options.