How Can I Catch Up?
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Today I spent most of my time writing code to access and modify several online databases that the original developer "hasn't had enough time to get to" despite the fact that the system he developed is being used now and needs to be supported. Fortunately for the company, I'm much better at keeping to my deadlines than he is, and I hacked out some ugly code that will work until he gets around to finishing his stuff.

In his defense, I believe he has several projects to work on simultaneously (we all do), but seriously, it took me longer to get up to speed on his database design than it did to write the stupid code. He should have been able to turn something out in maybe 2-3 hours. Why has it taken months??

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