Becoming A One Man Shop

When I took this job almost four years ago, one of my main motivations was to no longer be a one man shop. Well, a rough time for the automotive industry has me back in that position again. In the middle of December the only remaining member of my team (other than me) was laid off. Now I am a one man shop once again. It’s a big change in coding and testing. I am now realizing how much I relied on my team members for cross-testing my code. It is much more difficult to get the same results myself. I am also missing the second opinion that I didn’t realize I was utilizing so much.

Unlike my previous job, there are other programmers in the department, so I am not completely alone. The other developers are not very familiar with my project though and can’t be of much help. But at least there is still some camaraderie.