We’ve all been there. There are an infinite number of Lumberghs clogging the arteries of companies around the world, a vast array of Captain Matt Deckers leading their crews to certain doom, endless legions of Sergeant Hartmanns, abusing and berating their charges until the people they oversee take drastic action in the latrine with live ammunition. Everybody has had or knows someone who has had a bad manager, terrible boss or gawdawful teacher. Sadly, not everybody has the option to give them the comeuppance they so richly deserve (in part because, strangely enough, TPS report cover sheet forms don’t combust like regular paper), at least not in the real world. Fictional worlds are something different though, and many a career has been made entirely on fantasies of revenge against the Dean Wormers and Mister Spacely’s who hold us back and drag us down.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) needs you to come in on Saturday, and if you could just go ahead and come in on Sunday too, that’d be great, asking: Who’s the worst manager in the history of all fictional worlds?