My own thoughts below the fold.
(Thanks very much to Instapundit for the pointer.)
For several years I worked for a boss who held me, the owner of the company we worked for, and the rest of the known world in contempt. Not just a boss-hater, but a hater of almost everyone. He was bullying, threatening, insulting, and did his best to marginalize me and fuck up my career. I worked through it for all that, and while he is now gone, I’m still here. Neither the owner of the company nor my current colleagues consider me to be quite as incompetent as this ex-boss, so either I’m an incredible actor, or not quite the fuck-up my ex-boss purported me to be.
This part of the article is most poignant:
The boss-haters in any organization tend to find each other, and once in numbers, they usually become quite outspoken. Boss-haters also tend to be on the high-IQ side. That’s unfortunate, really. Because instead of using their intelligence to improve the way work is done, boss-haters focus, laser-like, on all of the organization’s flaws and the sheer, incomprehensible idiocy of the higher-ups.
Dead-on, though I’d also add that boss-haters also tend to hate most of their colleagues, or at least those colleagues that don’t join into the general chorus of boss-hating.