...Do it your damn self!!
First off, let me say that my boss is a classic micromanager. He feels like a God when he has his hands in EVERYTHING.
I had to submit a 500 word abstract for a competition, and my boss has known this for at least a month. He also knows it was due today at noon-or faces disqualification.
So I wrote this and submitted it to him for any corrections he might have at the beginning of the week. Getting things to him ahead of time is completely useless, as he procrastinates to give feedback until a few days before anything is due anyway. Knowing how he is, I pasted a few sentences together from something he had written in the past. Actually it was something I wrote, that he corrected, because he obviously thinks I'm a three year old.
On Wednesday I receive a handwritten outline as to how I should have organized my thoughts. It was a full page. Ok, that is fine, and honestly it is minor on the scale of things he has done.
I rewrote and reorganized, so I get an email with my revision attached this morning that says, "The second revision was MUCH improved, and really great."
I OPEN the revision, that has 'track changes' in red, and all but FIVE words on my revision are RED. I shit you not. It was so awesome, he had to change all but 5 WORDS!!! What the fuckity fucking shit is his problem? That is literally what I thought at my desk.
So I basically copy and paste what he wrote without changes into a new document and send it to him in a 'high priority' tagged email at 10:30. I sit watching my email inbox-literally refreshing every minute-until 11:48. I go to his office. He is sitting there fiddling around with a grant that is due next week-he looks at me like I am an ALIEN, a fucking stupid toddler alien, and says 'Ah the abstract'. I say yes it is due in 12 minutes with as much composure as I can muster, while administering the Vulcan death glare.
So he bring me his two more changes, just to be a shitbag, and then starts to lecture me on why we should meet to discuss his changes, while I am rushing to put it all into a PDF and send the thing in at 11:59!!!!
The KICKER to all of this crap, is that he said EXACTLY what I said, just in a different order of words. Neither copy read better than the other, I had a few blindly read each and weigh in. So what is the GD point in me even writing something in the first place if he is going to change EVERYTHING?
This is the WTF moment for the day-unless you have a better one!!