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Too many chefs? or not enough?

I've seen this analogy here many times. Some people describe things as too many chefs competing for the little bits that are left. Some people say there aren't enough chefs who can dream up anything new, Oracle mostly copies what competitors are doing and then the cooks at Oracle can do the simple work of duplicating some functionality.

In my group it was a little different. There were no chefs besides the sociopathic manager. He ruled all, even down to the details of how everything was cooked. The developers in his group were relegated to KP duty only. Total disaster, micro-management from a sociopath.

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Your manager and my former VP emulated the TK school of micromanagement and intimidation.

My manager truly hated the people in the group. He very much enjoyed intimidating and harassing people. It's amazing to me that people stick around for all that c-ap, when they could be working somewhere else.

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Post ID: @3vta+11ZX0tSh

Having two CEOs was always an incredible waste of money. SC was just a glorified accountant, who I guess LE needed to give a CEO title to in order to keep her around. Guess she wasn’t good enough to handle finance and sales/ops. Yet so many teams struggle with lack of resources. Those folks had to figure out how to deal with a workload, deadlines, etc without enough resources, yet O had TWO freakin CEOs. WTF?!?

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Your manager and my former VP emulated the TK school of micromanagement and intimidation. I came in through an acquisition as a senior director but I might as well have been a brand-new first-line manager for all the responsibility he allowed me.

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You need a good restaurant owner who hires the best chefs and let them do the cooking.

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