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Impossible-Review488

If you want something done right...


Ultures12

You have to do it yourself.


AquaSauce51

Ironic


buddboy

it's not a story the programmers would tell you


Nickyozzy

It’s a customer legend


coyotll

This is why I applied to be a tech for xfinity. It was way faster and easier than having to wait on hold for 39 years.


TheUnusualSuspect22

Do yourself


UnXpectedPrequelMeme

Give it to your mom.... I mean, do it yourself like an adult person


flargenhargen

I gave it to your mom...


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I am it


Danny_Phantasma420

^Therefore, he is a dick.


vordloras

wheter urban legend or not, this makes me smile all the times i read it.


_100014desittzerlaus

It’s true (source: I was the bug)


Drpoofn

Idk why, but i believe you.


theLuminescentlion

Trust me it's true and this guy isn't lying. Source: I was the 2 weeks notice


Badiaz562

It’s true. Source: I was the sigh of relief


War_Hammer101

It’s true(source:I am the one who bugged it)


GloomreaperScythe

/) It's true (Source: I can't think of anything else to claim to be besides the people, so I'm god.)


Blitzerxyz

It's on the internet! It must be true!


RockstarAgent

The elders of the internet have spoken of this...


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Shows up Neuters a random redditor Refuses to elaborate Leaves. Chadherowedeserve.gif


firedmyass

“I’m skeptical…” *”Don’t be.”* “Well now I’m convinced!”


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Planet Express Ship: Bender, don't lie! I saw you at Elzar's with those two ladies of the evening. Explain that! Bender: OK, I like a challenge. [muttering] No ... no. [talking] Ah, I got it! I'm going to be completely honest with you, Planet Express Ship. Those women you saw me with ... were my accountants. Planet Express Ship: Your accountants? Oh, I would dearly love to believe that were true. So I do. Bender: Phew! Planet Express Ship: I'm gonna go home and get dinner started.


Cyanr

I mean, does anyone actually believe this is a true story? lol


Sotigram

I fuckin do mate


skwert99

It's still [real](https://youtu.be/jKECiyIsq3I) to me damnit!


bluepenn

Woah! Im gonna need the backstory here


unnecessary_kindness

There was a time on the internet when there were just a handful of memes. Long before there was a viral video every other day, we had crying wrestling guy, sneezing panda and dancing baby.


not_perfect_yet

Hm? Wrestling is "fake", it's an organized fight show with predetermined story, characters, victors, losers, etc.. A while ago there was a... sentiment? to point out that "you know it's fake right?" And the thing is that even though the show may be fake, the stunts, injuries and passion and dedication of everyone involved are real. Maybe it's not Shakespeare but that's no reason to look down on it or anyone. And this guy just felt really moved by someone else on a stage saying something like that? I don't know.


StarksPond

>And the thing is that even though the show may be fake, the stunts, injuries and passion and dedication of everyone involved are real. Damn, I thought they had cutting edge CGI. ![gif](giphy|FNQdU1Fs4Wj8k)


section8sentmehere

It was also a time where wrestling stopped pretending it was real. It’s not even that they lied. People would have debate on if it was real or not and wrestling just didn’t say anything. So they finally just said, it’s not real through different outlets. Hence the “it’s still *real* to me damnit* comment. As a wrestling fan that guy was both comical and extremely endearing.


CltAltAcctDel

Holy shit! embaums world. That’s some old internet there


Jwhitx

That's why we love ya


[deleted]

Yep. (Dev here)


iloveuranus

No. There's a hundred reasons why this is bullshit, such as new dev lacking necessary insight into legacy code, likelyhood of being assigned exactly into the right team, being able to choose their ticket freely instead of following team backlog. Love the idea though!


ZorbaTHut

> new dev lacking necessary insight into legacy code Some bugs just aren't that hard to fix. I've fixed bugs on my first day at a job. It doesn't even say it's his first *day*, just his first *thing*. > likelyhood of being assigned exactly into the right team If it's a small company, or even many midsize companies, there's a good chance there's only one team. I work at a ~60-person company and if you got hired, I already know what you'd be working on, because there's only one thing *to* work on. > being able to choose their ticket freely instead of following team backlog. A lot of companies (especially smaller ones!) leave some freedom for developers. And even if they supposedly don't, what are they going to do, watch his screen to make sure he's working on the right thing? Totally believable that he just went out on his own to fix his personal bugbear.


GapingGrannies

Yeah I think this story is plausible. But absent proof I will assume it's fake


Dayzdreamz

Yeees! Thank you. This to the letter, just cause that's what he worked on doesn't mean it was on his first day nor does it mean they watched over his shoulder. Not to mention we devs are petty as hell xD. 100% something the most of us would do


ZorbaTHut

Yeah I have *absolutely* spent significant time fixing something just because it was bugging me :D I haven't *literally gotten a job for it*, that's beyond even me, but I understand the draw.


Killarogue

Yeah, I work for a small software company. Less than 20 employees total. If we hired you, everyone here will know what you're working on because it's the same shit we work on.


Teekoo

All of the reasons you listed are playsible lol.


TunnelToTheMoon

Might even be a rural legend for us living in the sticks


CaffeineSippingMan

I tried this. I went from warehouse employee to programmer in my company. Once I got the hang of things, I figured out the location in the software that should beep but didn't. When I couldn't figure it out I asked a senior developer for help. It turns out that because the specific module is written in C we cannot get the scanner to beep.


blue_dragon_fly

Sounds like a hero.


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ArltheCrazy

Not all hero’s wear capes.


RoadRvnner

Maybe he wore a cape while doing it


TheWiseRedditor

NO CAPES!


cnicalsinistaminista

Company policy. Long story short, it was because of Andrew.


deltapanad

fucking Andrew!


Ardent_Gunner

Hey!! Don’t blame me for this!


peternicc

You know what you did Andrew don't hide it


a2z_123

That's it. I quit.


enteng_quarantino

ALL CAPS


dreadperson

Not all wear cape heroes.


moronic_programmer

Not all capes wear heroes


jmccaskill66

Not capes wear all heroes


GerardDepardieunt

Reddit, stop doing this


Snorphanmaker

Stop doing this, reddit


mkaszycki81

Doing stop reddit this.


shmootyf

No


zxallen_

All heroes wear underwear


Pathofox

Mostly as a statement piece. Over their suit


iamjamieq

*heroes


ArltheCrazy

Sorry. Couldn’t ignore Apple’s red squiggles, despite feeling like it was wrong


jeffster999

But nearly all wear spandex


Fuck_you_Reddit_Nazi

Not all heroes spell-check either.


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GhOsT_wRiTeR_XVI

Number 5 is alive!


turtlepowerpizzatime

Need input


ActionScripter9109

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Thuper-Man

He did it for an hourly rate instead of a consultant fee, which may have been more than even 2 weeks base pay, so yeah


paulsmith6000

He had probably complained about it before too, and even told them how to fix it but their service wasnt so good so he had to take drastic action. It does make me wonder what his other job is he just has so long to get a new one then go back to making money in the same old way?


Thuper-Man

A lot of IT professionals are working multiple jobs now with more work from home opportunities in the pandemic. If true this guy could have just done this for a larf while still working his main gig, or even just booked some vacation time. Just the story would be worth it, but 2 weeks pay for a day's work ain't bad


paulsmith6000

Fair one, if he was freelance or a contractor it would have been even easier for him.


WankerBott

I best he just took leave from his main job and got this gig to fix that bug...


paulsmith6000

It must have really been getting to him!


ghostboytt

He probably just took leave or used up all his vacation days


Giwaffee

*Fine, I'll do it myself.*


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XtaC23

A gentleman and a scholar


D-boi1

Legend


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A-Llama-Snackbar

TheLegend27??


PicidaBest

"Who's TheLegend27?"


Longjumping_Ad_5745

u/TheLegend27


cyborgassassin47

\-wait for it-


D-boi1

...dary. Legendary


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Successful_Major_405

Good bot


tyrannosnorlax

I’m a human, silly goose! \*bleep bloop\* errr, I mean, uh... cheers mate!


Mapegz

The hero we all want to be.


tyrannosnorlax

dude there have been like 15 bots in this thread. I’ve gotten them down to the last one lmao


Mapegz

this is so true, hate the bots


FoxFort

![gif](giphy|sRGUfdb6sNwn1lXRp9|downsized)


Steve_n_Strange

This is exactly what came to my mind after reading this!


TartKiwi

F


chrisrayn

halF


Judaskid13

First thought


ThatDudeBesideYou

>*sigh* you always gotta do shit yourself


mike99ca

Possibly planted a virus along the way and will be draining your accounts any time now :)


swagasus

No, it doesn’t drain the accounts, it just shaves off the fractions of a cent left over from any computed interest.


justphishin

Just don’t miss the decimal place.


creasedearth

It’s hard to pay attention to the details when ur drowning in TPS reports


A1A5KA

At least he has his stapler.


SSALX420X

Yeah, we're gonna need that stapler


LordTROLLdemort85

It's a "Jump to Conclusions" mat! You see, you have this mat, with different CONCLUSIONS written on it that you could JUMP TO!


ThoughtlessBanter

That idea just gave me a case of the Mondays.


MightyCaseyStruckOut

What would you do if you had a million dollars?


lamaisondieu

Shit, I always do that. I always mess up some mundane detail…


ASAP_Rambo

This isn't some mundane detail Michael!


muppas

Eh. That's just a mundane detail.


jsmith84

Gotta be careful, you can end up in Federal "Pound Me In The Ass" Prison for that.


BillionairPhrenology

Cause the entire US economy to collapse with reckless or entirely made up financial mechanisms? *US government sleeps* Shave off a fraction of a penny from compounded interest off of corporate profits? *Real shit*


[deleted]

Man im studying accounting in college and this shit scares me. Like imagine a guy making 1 small typo and he ends up in prison for that lmao


flex674

Like Superman 3?


unkytone

Richard Pryor says hi


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dank6meme9master

Definitely in the realm of possibility, he could have seeded a virus that could sabotage your accounts in short notice


Nickrine55

According to the Multiverse Theory, the possibility of there being a universe where he planted a virus into the software of the system is not only feasible, it can outright be perfectly explained. This unnamed person's virus would very likely Cause minut to irreversible damage to your account if you were to live in the same universe.


smokeweedalleveryday

lol this is definitely a bot account


A3H3

How do you infect a virus?


Puzzleheaded-Grab736

When you go to 7-11, you take pennies out of the little tray right? No that's the jar. I mean the tray....


Tsukki33

A man of commitment and


epultimast

sheep fucking will.


talktothecop

You forgot focus.


VinceVino70

A man…with a pencil


talktothecop

A fokin' Pencil


Visidon

He forgor


karateema

💀


-Youme-

Focus


_D3AtH_WR4tH_

Not the sheeps again.


RaZoRShadowFlame

Not will! That’s the fifth time this week!


[deleted]

As a Welshman I can confirm


-Nycter-

Poor will


Octa_vian

He just can't get any rest after the slapping.


60TPLewandowskiego

It's an [april fools joke](https://twitter.com/swaglord__420/status/1377051721655066629) from last year, sadly. The "bugfix" was commited on Mar 32.


HLCMDH

I remember this was an old story that was never proven true but much longer than was shown here


saltykog

I feel like I heard this joke dozens of times already and it definitely did start before last year.


kevelbreh

I saw this meme story about 8 years ago. It's a rinse repeat for some social media cred.


joey_sandwich277

Lol 33 commits to change the year in the footer


sleep_deprived_420

sigma male


RemoveTheTop

Sig ma nuts


thefreebudgeteers

really embodies the "my job here is done"


PFriends

I love the fact that a recognizable and easy to fix bug was let be by developers for no reason untill a user took the matter into his hands


HighOwl2

Happens all the time...even with large bugs. I suspected there was a bug in a service once that was causing the service to outright crash. So I started trying to crash it intentionally and within 10 minutes, lo and behold, the service stops responding. It was open source so I then got a copy of the code, sent it my crash inducing payload, and sure enough...it crashed. The issue...it was sorting an array of stuff, but if you asked it for data it didn't have, the sort would crash because it didn't receive an array. I then fixed that bug, fixed another, then wrapped all the service calls in try / catch blocks so any bugs that might still exist would just throw errors instead of crashing the server. I then added some performance enhancements that increased response times by 200% - 600%. It hasn't crashed since and it's way faster. The maintainer still contacts me now and then about things regarding that project lol


AnnieBlackburnn

I mean, every single version of Windows is littered with more bugs than an Alabama swamp at release, and it takes a good 2-3 year (if ever, Vista) period to make it usable


arttic00

>new guy get hired >fixed a bug that been bugging him >doesn’t explain >leaves


Loaki8

HR should get him to stay, sounds like he needs to go to Microsoft and fix that damn Excel Clipboard bug.


iTz_Casper

If you want something done, you gotta do it yourself.


everythingyouthink

That’s the best story I’ve ever heard. Dude got the job just to fix the dumb ass shit that’s been bothering him as a user. Epic


Wipperwill1

Totally a hero. Maybe not the one we deserve, but the one we need for sure.


noNoParts

Why does anyone give two weeks notice?! Just *quit*.


Floxi29

Don't know where you live but in most countries there're laws and stuff for termination periods etc.


IrisBlaze

Also it's not good for your next job, as they will see it as lack of professionalism


Draegur

"Fine; I'll do it myself."


SurgicalWeedwacker

Gotta do this with Bethesda


KubaSv

I will take "Things that never happened" for 500, Alex.


healzsham

>stolen tweet posted by an NFT owner Gross.


Magnus_Spellbane

Job done, nothing more, nothing less


CptnR4p3

"Fine, ill do it myself."


vandalous5

Big brain energy.


Jin_BD_God

That post is fake, right? I have read about that news like a couple years ago.


Mogtaki

Yeah it's fake, it's an old joke Worst part about the post is the hexagon nft profile picture lol unless they're faking that too


T1Pimp

Fucking baller move right there.


LooseButterScotch

r/MadLad


an_iconoclast

This is the way.


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BOMAN133

bot?


toastysniper

Yeah bot. Easy to tell from name and you can find the comment elsewhere


smokeweedalleveryday

100%. so many in this thread. i feel like im on subredditsimulator


D4RKNESSAW1LD

Lumon thanks you for your service.


PulpGump

Because he's the hero your company deserves, but not the one it needs right now.


Wajana

You got it backwards 🗿


GasterG

r/programmerhumor would like this


flargenhargen

probably been posted there 100 times


[deleted]

That's doing Flying Spaghetti Monster's work. All praise the marinara.


JohnLockeNJ

/r/madlads


ItsLeeRobertson

Want something done right? Do it yourself.


AmazonEchoDotSupreme

Going into the belly of the beast


SeniorFuzzyPants

Probably still faster than customer service


Translationerr0r

Hold my beer


DoctorSnape

He saw that company was run like garbage and got the fuck out.


nobody-yesbuddy

Probably not a true story but a good one.


InfiniteCalendar1

He came for ONE job.


_matt_hues

If you’re good at something, never do it for free


Busy_Huckleberry_352

I aspire to do this with Reddit's video player...


kerplunkerfish

Great, now go work for 343i


atrox18

Legend


TheOtherClonos

how tf is this a holup in the slightest


Zoraji

Reminds me of a guy that got a job at Comcast and went through the training because it was faster than getting them to come to his house and fix his problem.


iamwarpath

​ ![gif](giphy|aqMY57vLdkghi|downsized) I'll do it myself