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App. Designer sour on Apple

App. Designer sour on Apple


I recently, (last night)* wrote about the importance of having a good manager at work.  Jordan Price, a now former app. designer for Apple:

My immediate boss, who had a habit of making personal insults shrouded as jokes to anyone below him, started making direct and indirect insults to me. He started reminding me that my contract wouldn’t be renewed if I did or didn’t do certain things…He was democratic about his patronizing and rude comments, but it didn’t make me feel any better when he directed them towards my team members. I felt more like I was a teenager working at a crappy retail job than a professional working at one of the greatest tech companies in the world.

Insults shrouded in ‘humor’ from a manager is a characteristic of The Sociopathic Business Model™.  When a manager does not recognize the rights of others, attempts to humiliate and threaten, these are all signs of a much bigger problem.  Jordan Price, just up and left Apple, what he thought was his dream job, without notice.  I understand, when you aren’t respected it tough to show respect in return.  Abusive managers need to be removed from the system .

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