We've all dreamed about getting sweet, sweet revenge on our rude boss, but let's be honest here, the universe rarely seems to punish the worst among us. That's why, every once in a while, when it does happen, when the worst get the worst of things, it feels so amazingly awesome.
This is the story of Mike, who set a revenge trap for his horrible boss and the boss, like the idiot he seemed to be, fell right in it.
The Story Of Mike
This is the story of Mike. Mike was a Project Manager for a company somewhere in Europe where he had worked for six years. Mike had worked great with his bosses and his fellow colleagues for years, but that all changed when a new Senior Vice President came into the office, having transferred from an office abroad. This new Senior Vice President seemed determined from the outset that he was going to make life rough for Mike, but Mike was certainly not going to let that happen easily.
Meet The New Boss
The story started with Mike enjoying life at work. Mike described it like this: “I was running the big project, working closely with the Senior VP whom I had known for several years and we worked together great. I was making pretty good money at the time – around $120k/year which for that position was very good. The big project completed, and I was given some bonuses and career recognition, which was nice, but not really a big deal for me. Then it happened – one of the Senior VPs who had been working in the [United] States as a Lead Regional Director was moving back home and needed a new position.”
As it turns out, that meant his beloved Senior VP was out, which according to Mike, he was apparently demoted for “various reasons, but he was originally hired by another CEO, so it was the usual corporate nonsense/political stuff.”
The incoming Lead Regional Director turned Senior VP would be Mike’s new boss.
Mike Thought Positively
Mike enjoyed his role as a PM, and despite losing his old boss, he was excited to work with the new Senior VP, who we’ll call Bill, and to call him his new boss.
Mike explained: “Now, Bill, who had been working abroad for 5-6 years, returned and took over the reins. I had met him several times and liked his no-nonsense management style, so I expected us to hit it off.”
Turns it, they wouldn’t, AT ALL.
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