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More reasons to hate my (former) boss:

Me: "These are going out of print. We need to take them out of the catalog."
Him: "Why are they going out of print?"
Me: "I don't know. But they need to come out of the catalog"
Him: "I feel like you're pressuring me into a decision."
Me: "The decision was made two years ago. These need to come out of the catalog."
Him: "I can't make decisions like this, Jacob. You're not giving me any information to go on."
Me: "What decisions? Here, let me SHOW you how to take them out of the catalog."
Him: "Can you give me a sales report on these?"
Me: "Sure, I don't know why, they're not going to be in the next catalog."

Granted, this wasn't a discussion, more of a declaration, but I walked away from this after ten frustrating minutes, and they're still going to be in the catalog.

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spottedhyena
Oct. 5th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
You should give your former boss a copy of "The Peter Principle" for a Christmas present, without a doubt the irony of it would sail safely over his head ;?)
spottylogic
Oct. 5th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I've made a large number of Peter Principle jokes about him...
sdocat
Oct. 5th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
This guy sounds like he subscribes to the Dilbert method of management.. I swear, sounds like something right out of a comic.
spottylogic
Oct. 5th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
He could be Dilbert's Boss's trainer. EVERYTHING--even the simplest decision--creates a request for someone else's time and energy. I had to go research the decision to make something $49.95 vs. $49.99. I almost started shouting.
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