I have recently been cursed with not only the worst Technical Manager that I have ever had the misfortune to work for, but the worst Technical Manager that I have ever seen in action.
My background is engineering with a degree in my specialist field, and I have well over 30 years experience in that field. The new boss on the other hand appears to be a failed bench technician who moved into IT for unknown reasons. He’s your typical British middle manager. He’s ruthless, vindictive and incompetent with no actual clue as to what “his” department actually does. Over many years certain personal attributes have been seen as essential to success in our field, the lack of which he now sees fit to ignore because he likes (or more likely, can’t see through) the person that he’s interviewing.
I’m doing the maths, and if I can manage to retire a couple or three years early, that’s what awaits me.