In my line of work I visit companies of all sizes. Sometimes you have to wonder how so many inept morons keep organizations afloat.
A fair amount of these places I visit are run by IDIOTS. You name it: Insecure; Arrogant; Flat-out @$$holes (some of them choosing to be so for a lifestyle).
One such piece of work was not in charge of his 500-person manufacturing plant, but by God, he THOUGHT he was. And unfortunately, he was in a position where he could make everyone’s life a living hell.
People would change instantly when he walked in a room, and morale was about as low as I’ve seen at any place I’ve ever visited.
On the few occasions I had to interact with this; this; (there is no word that describes how inhuman he was), I experienced stress – in the humorous connotation, of course. You know:
Stress: The repressed urge to choke the living $#!+ out of some @$$hole who desperately needs it.
I almost fired this particular client because of this guy.
Good things come to those who wait. His ‘influence’ was noticed by those from on high, and shall we say a bit of pressure was applied. (wish I could have seen it).
How happy was my day when I received an email, “Hey Lave, did you hear that $#!+head resigned?” I was overcome with feelings of utter joy and justice at the same time.
I printed out the email and framed it. I even went to the corner store and bought a bottle of champagne. (true on both counts)
And now the world is a better place.
Okay – sure, go ahead: What’s YOUR horror story?