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Sadly in many places, seems like management skills are measured by the person’s ability to treat people like absolute shit and have no qualms about it
If he accepts it, we’ll save a few thousand bucks.
If he doesn’t, I can just apologize and pretend like someone has swapped it.
Win-Win. I’m awesome!
I hate managers with this attitude. The whole point of managing people, in my book at least, is to fight for the best possible stuff for them so they can do the best possible job, then you present what they've done in the best possible light. Otherwise what the hell are you there for? To boss someone around and stroke your ego?
If you don't have the spine to at least say "IT have fobbed you off with a complete PoS, leave it to me and I'll get it fixed", then what the hell is the point. He sounds like the kind of guy who'd hire a graphic designer then try presenting them with MS Paint when they asked for Photoshop.
vane96755dThey have shit tons of money if they can pay twice for employees. One wage for person and one for crap hardware that is waste of time.
@AlmondSauce He's the most hated manager there. I don't remember having any particular bad experience with him but I remember the first week I was hired, one of the seniors warned me about him. Of course, that senior turned out to also be an asshole so I didn't really care. But I worked with this tester before, he's not a dick and he does a very good job. That and after seeing what they gave him, I'm convinced that the manager is just awful.