I'm on a program at work that was a year behind a year or two before I ever came on to it (about a year ago). We are now, after years of work from various people who have come on and gotten off program, at the very end.
We have gone through 2 program managers and are on the 3rd. This one is the manager of the program managers (head PM I guess). He is unrealistic. He refuses to push back on customer at all, and keeps expecting the impossible. We (not just my group, but the other groups as well) keep telling him "this" or "that" can't be done in X time. He just ignores what EVERYBODY tells him and says "DO IT".
He is telling us we MUST perform a final test before end of year. Certain people must be there for it to happen and since the company has week between Xmas and New Year's off, it MUST happen this week. We tried our best this weekend, but after a 70 hour week, we have "a" final test, but some things had to be cut out.
The best part is that after a 70 hour week and busting my buns for MONTHS, all I'm gonna get in the morning is a lashing for not having what he wanted (what we TOLD HIM was impossible).
Oh...and guess what? We'll be expected to work next week when everybody has it off anyway. I won't be surprised if he even pushes to have us working on Xmas day.
I'm soooooo over this crap!