Psychotic Managers- yes no?

Australia
January 16, 2007 4:23am CST
A recent study in America found that about 10% of all managers were clinically psychotic. I did the test answering regarding an old manager of mine, and he got 100%, even when I tried to be fair.
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@zeeterman (1067)
• United States
17 Jan 07
A new manager spends a week at his new office with the manager he is replacing. On the last day the departing manager tells him, "I have left three numbered envelopes in the desk drawer. Open an envelope if you encounter a crisis you can't solve." Three months down the track there is a major drama, everything goes wrong - the usual stuff - and the manager feels very threatened by it all. He remembers the parting words of his predecessor and opens the first envelope. The message inside says "Blame your predecessor!" He does this and gets off the hook. About half a year later, the company is experiencing a dip in sales, combined with serious product problems. The manager quickly opens the second envelope. The message read, "Reorganize!" This he does, and the company quickly rebounds. Three months later, at his next crisis, he opens the third envelope. The message inside says "Prepare three envelopes".
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• Australia
17 Jan 07
Office folklore, nothing like it. Nice post.
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@Itallie (65)
• Italy
16 Jan 07
Luckily I've never had a really psychotic manager, but I know people who have. One friend in particular works for the craziest person I have ever known, but this person also happens to be the owner of the restaurant, so maybe that explains why she is such a psycho when it comes to their work.
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• Australia
16 Jan 07
Restaurant owners are among the few managers I can think of that have a really good excuse for being psychotic. Nothing could persuade me to manage a restaurant.