The first thing you have to do to recognize what is going on is to realize that the idiots you think you are working with are not really idiots. Someone on here said something about their manager being an idiot, well guess again.
Here is part of my story....
I came in from another company and found a place in a group in TK's org because of my technical background. I didn't know anyone in the group before I started there.
My manager was at HQ and I was not. I was spending a day in a cube outside his office and there was a steady stream of people in and out of his office all day. At one point the door was open and someone was in there asking for a new feature, really begging for a new feature in the area I was assigned. I popped my head up over the cube wall and said "I can do that".
And I did do that, I got the requirements directly, right then, and my manager was really pissed. He was going to say "No" to a simple feature when I had absolutely nothing to do. It was clear this was really needed by the other group.
I did that feature. This occurred when I was trying to get something to work on. I had created small design documents for features that I thought would be useful or fixes to issues that I saw, and this is what was done with them.
1) I create a short design document.
2) Send the design document to the manager.
3) Discuss it with him on the phone.
4) He tells me verbally over the phone that he does not want me to do the work.
5) He makes up some reason like "it's too risky" right now or I'll be working on something else soon.
6) A few weeks go by and he sends me an email, asking me if I did the work defined in the design document.
7) I reply "No", not thinking that I need to defend myself because he knows perfectly well that he told me not to do the work.
8) Then this repeats several times and I think the man is a complete idiot and can't remember anything. But when I talk to him about various features, he doesn't really seem like an idiot?
So what was this? The only thing I can think of is that it was a scam to make up a paper trail showing that I never did any work. That I kept coming up with designs, but was too incompetent to do the work?
Other things happened.....
I found a bunch of my bugs assigned to someone else that had just been sitting there without me knowing. Someone else in the group suddenly had over 100 bugs at one point and then they were gone. Were they hiding his bugs somewhere by assigning them to someone else who was working with the manager?
Then they suddenly spring them on him? I had been told that the process was the manager will review and assign bugs to you. But, I started searching by category from then on.
Visiting the group I was in was like visiting a morgue. Not a sound anywhere, everyone hiding in their cubes and offices. When I first started, the manager completely ignored me, didn't bother to introduce me to anyone in the office. I had to walk around and introduce myself. One guy I said hello to had his desk facing the back wall of the office and didn't even bother to turn around, just raised one hand and said "hello".
There were no status meetings, no organization that I could see. I went on and isolated myself around the application I was responsible for. I stopped bothering to discuss changes with the manager and just started doing whatever I thought was necessary. There was nothing else to do. I didn't know anyone. I thought maybe after a while when they saw that I knew what I was doing things would change.
But, it seemed to me, the more I showed that I was quite competent, the more I was isolated. I believe that at some point the manager made up lies about me, because certain people who had been working with me, suddenly stopped doing that.
It gets much worse from there, when I got given to another manager. They staged a full-on campaign to get me to do work for someone else that they could claim credit for, then sabotaged the sh-- out me to make me resign.
I'm sorry, I know it sounds bizarre, and you would think that an organization that is this sick and this corrupt couldn't last long. But there are always new people coming in in acquisitions. Always new people to work over and use.
The last manager had a description in that talent profile app that they started using. It says that he is looking for "talent". I know that he brought someone else in from somewhere, had them write the beginning of an application for them, then screwed them over so they would leave them the application, that they could never have started by themselves. Very similar to myself.
Everything seems to be arranged around who gets credit for things. The upper level managers must be complete idiots and they don't know how people are being used or they don't care. The managers in charge are intensely corrupt, their groups are made up of loyal idiots who will do anything to protect their egos and their managers egos. Everything is a scam run by narcissistic weirdos.
The last thing this last manager did happened a couple of weeks before I finally quit. He asked me to make a backup of the code and put it on my laptop. I have no idea why he wanted me to do that, but I've had a thought since then.
When I quit I turned the laptop into him. I think that he wanted to make the case that I was stealing Oracle code. Possibly that was told to HR? Hey, HR, if someone was stealing code, they wouldn't put the code on their laptop and give it to the manager, would they? They'd delete it. If that was the scam, HR should be paying attention, but I suspect they don't care, so long as that "horrible person" has left the company.
It's really all over with. There is no way there will be a working oracle cloud. Some people in other org's where maybe this kind of thing is not going on, may find this all difficult to believe, but I assure you this and much more is going on. You can't build software in this kind of corrupt environment.
Maybe LE knows that. Maybe that's really why he hired MH. To just s--- whatever they can out of the company and make that last for as long as possible. As employees, you should all make your own decisions. A lot of you know perfectly well what is going on, as a lot of you are doing the things I'm talking about.
To whoever referred to your manager as your "idiot manager", you should think about that again. If you are not getting assigned work, there's a reason for it. You may say to yourself that you didn't do anything to deserve that, but maybe all you did was help the wrong person. Being helpful is a crime in TK's org.