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    Dear Managerman,

    The world doesn't need you. You offer nothing of value. More and more companies are realising they can do better without you; that's why the job centre's full of burnt out fat middle managers who'll never find a job again. I can test better, and developers can develop better, and we can work together more effectively without your 'business processes', your idiotic ' best practises', your simplistic views about departmental responsibilities, your dashboards, your overcomplicated document templates, your BS about 'internal customers' and your laughable contractor selection processes. Many of us are even capable of working with your salespeople and your customers to understand what your customers need, and then deliver it. Get out of the way, and stop pretending you're a 'senior manager'; you aren't, you're just another employee with no other role than to frustrate progress; anyway, the only real senior managers are the CEO or the owner.

    That's all.

    MTT
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    Dear MTT,

    Many thanks for your feedback. Your contract has been terminated immediately. Please leave the building.

    That's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Dear MTT,

    Many thanks for your feedback. Your contract has been terminated immediately. Please leave the building.

    That's all.

    Managerman
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    Quote Originally Posted by suityou01 View Post
    Nice attitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    He couldn't hack it as a perm, they said he had funny dress sense and an 'attitude'. Nuff said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    He couldn't hack it as a perm, they said he had funny dress sense and an 'attitude'. Nuff said.
    You do know he's quite a big lad, don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by suityou01 View Post
    You do know he's quite a big lad, don't you?
    Problem with authority as far as I can see. Wouldn't surprise me if he'd been to a boarding school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    Dear Managerman,

    The world doesn't need you. You offer nothing of value. More and more companies are realising they can do better without you; that's why the job centre's full of burnt out fat middle managers who'll never find a job again. I can test better, and developers can develop better, and we can work together more effectively without your 'business processes', your idiotic ' best practises', your simplistic views about departmental responsibilities, your dashboards, your overcomplicated document templates, your BS about 'internal customers' and your laughable contractor selection processes. Many of us are even capable of working with your salespeople and your customers to understand what your customers need, and then deliver it. Get out of the way, and stop pretending you're a 'senior manager'; you aren't, you're just another employee with no other role than to frustrate progress; anyway, the only real senior managers are the CEO or the owner.

    That's all.

    MTT
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    Problem with authority as far as I can see. Wouldn't surprise me if he'd been to a boarding school.


    You don't need authority if you gain the respect of the people you wish to influence.
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