I had a boss (SCO-UNIX guy) Who micro-managed everything. God forbid you come up with a new idea (like Dreamweaver to replace vi as a web page editor). His stock response? "Why would anyone want to do that??" which of course was code for "I don't want to learn anything new/do anything besides code in C using vi."
Take junk burned out parts to the trash? You were stealing from the company. Use a trashbag in a trashcan? You were stealing from the company.
I think he took it as a personal insult when my cardiologist said I wasn't having a massive heart attack, just workplace stress. Maybe using the health plan was stealing from the company as well.
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