Company man

We all know about managers who abuse their subordinates, usually because (I presume some knowledge of my audience here) we have worked for such people. Details among such cases diverge in some respects, but there are similarities, usually having to do with the self-regard of the abusive manager and said manager’s willingness to take their abuse to great heights to sustain that vision of themselves, which sometimes convinces (at least for a time) his superiors that he’s every bit as magnificent as he considers himself, and so gets them to turn a blind eye to his behavior until the whole thing collapses (or, as sometimes happens, he gets away with it).

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