So,time for a rant. I've been with this firm for a couple of years and while there was enough bullshit going on things did, all considered, work pretty smoothly. Work is interesting, colleagues are alright, clients are madly in love with me because I tend to provide answers, not bullshit and the pay is less than what it should be, but quite a bit more than most of my peers make, so again no big reason to complain.Then they decided to hire my new boss, who is ruining everything.1. I can literally not fathom why they hired him, because I have yet to find out what exactly his "skill" is. Allegedly he is proficient in almost anything, especially "project management", yet every project he managed was simply saved because of my colleagues and me put extra work in, to work around him. Now that I think about it, in a half year's time he did not ever answer a single work-related question nor can I pinpoint to a single example of when he would have himself done any kind of work, other than "managing" others, which usually involves him giving an extremely vague order that may or may not change in the course of a phone call, day, week or year. 2. On several occasions he was personally responsible for for some bullshit that he then retroactively blamed on me or my colleagues. I.e. promise a client something completely unrealistic, then somehow convince both client and upper echelons within the firm that this was in fact a shortcoming of my colleagues and me, not him. Now, clients seemed to have caught on to this to the point that he's effectively persona non grata, yet he's still being supported all the way within the firm. They love this guy.3. I get really frustrated by this. It's maddening to see how somebody without any kind of discernible skill would be made principal in the first place. The only thing that makes this even worse is that this shit has been going on for half a year now and everybody notices it, but my firm. I know quite a few people in my team have started to actively look for new roles, simply because they're qualified and don't want to put up with this shit no more. I am leaning towards the same thing, yet I would like to somehow salvage this. Also I'm not motivated enough to go full nuclear or put a lot of time and effort into sucking some higher up's dick. In fact I am quite content to simply work with intelligent people for intelligent people. If you bring a low-functioning idiot in this equation, shit gets ruined.<Please imagine generic disclaimer on how this is not me being pissed at not being promoted and/or maybe a whole lot more stupid than I think, and insubordinate etc etc. here. New guy didn't take the place I had aimed for but is kind of 2-3 years ahead in hierarchy.>Ok, any ideas? Is this shit worth it, or am I seeing signals for a bigger troubles here and should just be like: yo, you did this for 3 years. Time to pack it in.Cheers,CM
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