From personal experience I have always been well taken care of from RPP on up. Furthermore we have the tools to create the result that we're shooting for (inventory, pricing etc.). It just takes a bit of effort on all local TM's and leadership, rather than expecting success to fall in your lap.
Are there things that we should work on as a company? Yes
Is AAP a terrible place to work? HELL NO, in fact its been an amazing place to work.
You should ask your DM/ Cam to request a "spin" to be done on your store to determine whats moving and whats not, what categories need additional product etc..
As a GM you should be delegating and holding your team responsible for the things that you are being "micromanaged" on. Focus on the most important 2-3 tasks, get REALLY good at them as a team to a point that it's seconds nature and then chip away at the minor things..
You can do it, but blaming leadership isn't going to fix your scenario.