My work experience in Decision Mapper
First of all I will write down my own mistakes. For sincerity and so that they do not come and drown me in poop.
1. I have failed with deployment of application into AWS, this took several days. Because all details I got was, do it as in that project. Although they were totally different applications. “DEVOPS CAN DO EVERYTHING” principle is wrong. I cannot deploy application without knowing what it needs. I will not take your time with all the details. But, I had almost zero details, and whenever I asked for information, i got:
a. Do it as that project.
b. Who is the developer? We do not know.
c. Who did the test environments? No answer.
I was curious what I did wrong, and asked. Do you know what I got as an answer? Nothing.
Application needs a sub-domain, and obviously I am asking for that domain and sub-domain, “as you wish” was the answer. After asking several times, I got domain and sub-domain, but do you know what happened? Guess from first try, it was not working, after asking several times, they configured the sub-domain.
And so on.
2. I have failed sending reports for some months, there were different reasons for that, I was tired, forgot, and so on, but I forgot, and loss of motivation. No tasks were avoided. Everything was completed on time.
3. They asked me to leave job, I did not do that from the beginning, But I did not, because I had a feeling that I can make a mistake. But, I swear, at least 10 Hours a day I was working on DM also on weekends. Client was calling even at 7 AM. But, I was told that I am not available when it is needed.
Possibly I am not understanding well, maybe I am and idiot, not sure, but there are strict rules on leading or managing company, team, project and so on, dos and don’ts.
1. Niraj did not want me to tell djinni.co that I was hired by them, because, he wants less investment on employee so that he can fire anytime.
2. No organizational structure. You can get tasks from anyone, anytime, anywhere. Particularly I did not know who was my direct manager.
3. No plan for future, they will not tell which technologies you should learn for transfer to another project. They can just tell after 4 months that you do not know this thing. Goodbye.
4. No teamwork. In my case I did not get any help or any real, and meaningful criticism about
5. I was told that i should everything on my own. I am asking too many questions. I had 2 days for analysis of an application which needs around 10 dependency applications, which it was possible to say this: “Application was developed dependent on these applications, these ports” or just write a requirements.txt file.
6. I got credentials for client systems, for more than 2 weeks. I am not sure about exact time but around 2 weeks. And they
7. They do not keep promises. I was told that work schedule is independent. But forced to work from 9 to 6, and when I asked about leaving for some hours, I was again, told to it after work. But you cannot go to doctor which works until 6 PM at 7 PM, right?
8. They do not give a Scheiße about your problems. I had health issues in my family. And I did not want to tell the real reason so that they do not think I am trying to avoid working. But their answer was, production, release, after 3 weeks. We cannot. And when I told that I have problems, they did not even ask what type of problems. Ignored, and no day off. Now, I think that I had to leave at that moment.
9. I was called liar. Once I suddenly spilled "Red Bull"(this is not payed ad) on my laptop. I told my PM that I have spilled and at least for 3 4 hours I will not be able to work, because I spilled "Red Bull"(this is not payed ad). After I told, I am cleaning juice.
First It was red bull, and now it is juice? Why are you lying to me?
I think I do need to explain anything here.
10.In September I went to vacation for 2 weeks, I had to take my laptop with myself, because there were tasks every day, every night I had to stay late because we are going to production.
I wrote a lot of things, and let’s agree we could fix or avoid all of these issues very easily, and we face them almost in any job. But they have a talent of making it bigger a problem.
I did not have exact issues like Ivan, but here is my case they were looking for ways to avoid paying me. We agreed on salary, and Niraj took another way: I will pay you only for tasks I have assigned. You have to be available always, do not work anywhere else, I will pay you only for assigned tasks, i do not have tasks for you. No comments.
I did not create problems for them. Documentations were written, deadlines met, productions ready, their Scheiße cleaned. I was naive, and thought that I was the main source of problems, but now I do not think so. I will keep my professionalism and although I did not sign any NDA, will not tell names of projects, colleagues, clients. But how does such big client agreed to work with them?
I do not know if this means something but, here is result of 30 minutes investigation that I did.
1. After sometime I have started to look for Niraj Kumar, who is current CEO of company. There were several LinkedIn profiles, which actually does not match. Because LinkedIn photo, djinni.co and skype photos does not match. And actually I think that Niraj does not exist. Although in registration licenses he is the CEO.
In the beginning I was told that they have an office, they have designer and some developers there. As you would expect the office is the address which is registered, or if you have several you have to show all of them.
202 E 22nd St Suite 1
New York, NY 10010
This is the address in website and in registration. (check it here: www.dos.ny.gov/...ps/bus_entity_search.html) But this is not an office, it is a flat, and no one is there. You can just take the address and search for it, you will find some advertisements where this flat is open for rent. At time when I was searching for it, in October I guess, it was already 22 days open for rental.
I have searched for other people working there almost all of them are working from home.
2. They are making all the payments through Payoneer. if you search for “payoneer scam” you will find too much results, so much that an enterprise system should directly say no to such payment systems. Their registration is in USA, but their bank is in one of tax heaven islands, and a lot of people have been scammed by them. I was lucky enough, Payoneer is not working in my country, so we agreed for bank transaction. After all of this, they did not want to make transaction through Western Union (ok, I understand that this is not a corporate/enterprise payment system).
I am not telling that having all of your workers remote is a problem, no it is not. If employer and employee has agreement, one gets result and the other one salary, no problem. BUT WHY DO YOU LIE IN EVERY STEP?