I just found out another one of my former co-workers at Microsoft is leaving because of our insane boss. Sometime next week is his last day.
That will make three out of five people on our team who have quit the company because of him. The three most senior people.
It’s rough on those of us leaving but perhaps the message will eventually sink in to his boss that we all tried to tell that this guy was virtually impossible to work for.
When I had my last conversation with my skip level manager about my boss he asked me, “What do you really feel about him? Do you think you can work with him?” I told him, “I feel complete contempt for him. I cannot and will not work for him any longer than I have to.” His response was, “It’s good to have clarity.”
That sealed it for me. Both of those guys should have been given jobs scrubbing toilets at minimum wage.