Background. I like the people I work with, but I hate the project I'm in. The business knowledge is kept inside one person's head and that person is remote and always busy, so it is incredibly hard to understand the application from a business perspective, least of all the application itself. The code is a mess from every standpoint (bad practices applied, slow code, no unit tests, etc), the backlog is piling up with tasks and yet I have NO IDEA how to tackle them because I don't understand the business behind it, and there's literally no documentation I can consult. If I change something there's 99% chance I broke something else but I can't find out what because there are no tests of the existing code.
Idea. So I considered talking to my boss about this (he's not the project leader). I've told him before what I think are the project's problems and he said he understood but I don't think I conveyed very well how bitter I am, nor do I think that the changes I suggested will be applied any time soon.
Possible outcomes. If he moves me to another project in a reasonable amount of time, then great. But what if he doesn't? I've been to a couple of companies, interviewing, but I haven't been able to land up any offers. Also, the process of interviewing is tiring in itself and after being let down a couple of times I don't feel in the mood to keep on interviewing (yes I know this is contradictory). I interviewed at places where I really wanted to work at. Now I'm left with random offers that appear in my inbox.
Finally, I worry he might start to think I want to quit and fire me. I don't want to be fired; if taken to that extreme I want to be the one to leave.
I'm in the software development industry, have some prior experience but nothing too big. I'm young and I have lots to learn, but I find it frustrating that I can't find good places to work at in an industry that's been said to lack employees. Granted, I've interviewed at top notch companies and got the same feedback ('lacks technical skills', which is true).
Also, is quitting without an offer an option for me? I'm not worried about my finances.