“If I had a bulldog with a face like yours, I’d shave it’s a– and teach it to walk backwards.”
Yes, the organization was ugly and many of the managers were ugly – especially this particular manager. But there are many times when ugliness doesn’t seep deep into the nooks and crannies of the Internet waiting to be found. So who knows the truth in these instances?
Yes, your friendly neighborhood TPR. How many corporate recruiters out there regularly huddle with TPRs to identify the location of organizational quicksand? Realistically, conversations like these should be part of your strategic planning process where you can simultaneously assess external and internal factors that may be hindering success.
You never know until you ask.