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Good Book. Unfortunately I can directly relate to the asshole manager examples in the book.

My Managing Director falls into the category and takes the credit for his Senior Management team. After 7 months of his constant whining, inconsistency, dishonesty, and lack of any kind of ethic base - I decided to resign on a point of principle.

Mmmm... My MD is delighted - and warned me "not to make any 'noise' or contact with corporate or I would find my last pay check severely short". The point of principle still stands - but this guy is a massive asshole.


Great book, great blog. I wish I'd been consistent with my Asshole Diary before I was fired six months ago. That way, my passive-agressive boss, who "tried to help me and always supported me" would've been proven wrong. You want asshole? How's this:

Me: So you've called me into your office and I've noticed some tension. You want to meet with me on Monday. Is there anything I should know? What should I do? My job is important to me.

Asshole: Listen, FAS, you're not going to get fired on Monday, we just need to talk.

Monday's meeting was canceled; I was fired on Wednesday.

The Asshole was laughing and chatting with me the day before as if nothing was wrong.


"and to put your managers, HR Department, and their lawyers in a position where they have plenty of ammunition to help you,"

Help YOU? In your dreams.

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