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Working where everybody hates each other
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Working where everybody hates each other

Working where everybody hates each other

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(OP)
I work at a sales driven startup where everybody seems to hate each other or have constant disagreements. Its fairly a new idea and what i see is people who are just fighting to prove themselves to who knows what.
It gets to a point where i become the punching bag to it because im a junior engineer while the directors are just worried about their reputation. Is this very usual in the workforce?
We can never stick to a design envelope then i am expected to change designs and all documents that follow in a nick of time so operations who is already the biggest blamer ever can just go on and get products out his own way.
Im 2yrs in and im like id rather suffer working for myself or try then deal with this constant animosity it almost feels like the upper guys just dont know what they're doing lol.

Guys ever deal with crap like this?

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

Unless you have shares in the company and prospects of an IPO payday, update your resume, and start looking for a new job. Its your career.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

Sounds like a typical dysfunctional family; you can become as dysfunctional or leave. Clearly upper management isn't working well, or at all, or they're the ones causing/instigating the dysfunctionality. As with many other workplaces, there's a lesson to be learned, and then you move on the next class.

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RE: Working where everybody hates each other

"Is this very usual in the workforce?"

In a surprising number of companies it seems it is, but that doesn't make it right or efficient.

If you have no effective management structure or person / people to talk to about this who actually want to change the culture of the company, then as said above, sharpen the CV and get looking.

Two years is enough to garner a surprising amount of experience that other companies will pay for to avoid the learning curve of new entrants to the workforce.

Just remember not to bad mouth your existing company and as hard as it might be from saying why you don't want to work at that company, but why you do want to work for the new company and how you can use your experience of working under pressure, adapting to different demands and still creating something which works to good effect at company Y.

You won't be able to fight a corporate culture like that, so either accept it or look elsewhere.

Remember - More details = better answers
Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it.

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When I look back over my four decade long resume I see one thing in common with ALL of the many and various jobs I've had. I learned some very valuable lessons at each one. (I could list them for you but that's not your question.) Then I realized a couple things about myself. One, at each job, I wasn't there to try to rise the top of that particular organization. I was there to learn what I could and move on to the next "learning experience".

Some of the most valuable lessons were how NOT to run a department, or how NOT to run a project, or how NOT to seek help from others, or how not to get caught by surprise with a failure you could have seen coming. Most of those lessons will come from simply watching how others do it. My most valuable lessons in management came from one of the worst managers I ever had. Just do the opposite. Simple.

A lifetime of learning has made for a very interesting career. Boredom has never been an issue. And two, despite some VERY tough experiences (including being fired - twice!) I wouldn't have traded it for any other career. Bottom line - look at it all as one big learning experience and never stop learning!

Of course much of your learning will be about technical issues, and they can be fascinating, but the main things you will learn are how (and how NOT) to get things done in a defective human environment. You will also learn much about yourself. You'll learn what you were meant to do, but maybe even more importantly what you were NOT meant to do. You'll learn how to be comfortable in your own skin with your own talents and make a good life.

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Guys ever deal with crap like this?

How is it we are working at the same company and haven't met?! lol

Yes, I have some (the exact) idea of what you are talking about.

Andrew H.
www.MotoTribology.com

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

It's the norm these days that everyone is right. Thus, the arguments.

ctopher, CSWP
SolidWorks '17
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I would discuss the situation with your supervisor to convey your feelings on the matter. Tell them that you feel beat-up during the constant infighting and ask at what point you should point others' toward your supervisor, because eventually your work will suffer. Its a tough conversation to have, but so long as you both are focused on improvement and helping each other rather than giving ultimatums to the other, it should be productive. The bit to realize is that most engineering supervisors/managers have no real education or training in management and are often terrible at it. In many cases they don't see everything and employees take on too much, so they don't realize what you're dealing with until you say something, so say something.

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"so say something."

But be prepared from blowback from a manager who probably also isn't happy in his job and would rather not have to deal with yet another issue. Unfortunately, for many managers the solution to a problem is to simply make it go away.

If you are seen as complaining to the boss, don't expect a very sympathetic response. Instead, maybe see if you can frame it as a request for his help in increasing your productivity. People are much more likely to "help you solve a problem" than to take responsibility for it themselves.

Also, see if you can work in some compliments to his experience and wisdom. "I'm relatively new here and I want to learn from your experience if I can. I feel I'm not really providing the immediate responsiveness that is required many times. I'd like your advice or help. You know the number of requests that come through, and you know the amount of work it really takes to do the things asked of me. Is there some way I could prioritize better or be more productive? Could I redirect some of the requests somewhere else? What is your advice?"

Don't just come in with a problem. Come in with a suggested solution. And express an openness to any other suggested solutions.

Also, you've been there long enough now to learn to anticipate some of the types of changes that might be requested. Many times we can intentionally do our work in such a way that makes it easier and quicker to process future changes. Keep that in mind with everything you do.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

Start ups are often managed /owned by brilliant people with big egos. Conflict, argument and a lot of pushing and shoving is how these people function. They would say they will do whatever takes. Start ups also offer a lot of opportunity in experience, creativity, and just plain getting stuck in.
Once the start up becomes a real corporation very often the founders have to go because their big egos don't work in the corporate world.

Regards
Ashtree
"Any water can be made potable if you filter it through enough money"

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Organizational Psychology & Group Dynamics.
My friend with Psychology Ph.D. is expert in the field. Over the years I've learned a lot about how groups do/don't work well. My painful experiences validate the theories.

Premise: the person at the top of the organization will imprint their personality on the entire organization under them. If the Top Dawg is a selfish ego-driven sociopath, then everyone in the organization will become neurotic and possibly degrade into hostile psychotics.

Sounds like your organization is sick, toxic, and dysfunctional.

TygerDawg
Blue Technik LLC
Virtuoso Robotics Engineering
www.bluetechnik.com

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

You are two years in. Your posts about your job went from good to bad to worse. Stay and be a willing instrument of change or move on.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

my mantra has always been 'just because I work with you does not mean I like you' but out-and-out hatred? That is pretty rough.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

(OP)
Appreciate everybody's feedback here. Its a very dysfucntional environment. They complain about me not ever having the BOM right for operations. How can one have the BOM or even make a new one every week when the product keeps changing?

Nobody is ever on the same page but are only ready to blame the lower level employees because its the easy punching bag. The CTO is the only one trying to keep me (mainly because i've been behind their most successful designs but also because I take the abuse) even he knows the operations guy is a complete imbecile and disregards the situation and would rather blame then work as a team. Operations leader is just going behind closed doors and throwing a very dark cloud over my head and now the CEO wont even mention my name in meetings.

Just thinking of the daily experience at this job makes me sick especially when I bent over backwards for everybody for 2 years. I've already been applying for jobs. I just stayed this long due to covid but should of left a while ago, I am just scared that I will fall into another bad situation because you can never tell how the culture is.


Then again this a startup where HR is nonexistent.

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There is zero correlation between good and bad work cultures and the existence or not of an HR dept.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

Startups are chaotic by their very nature, since they grow by orders of magnitude in a very short time, usually too fast for any process to develop and/or propagate.

You bent over backwards because you're a nice guy; to expect something in return makes you a mercenary.

TTFN (ta ta for now)
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RE: Working where everybody hates each other

(OP)
I just struggled to get a job out of college so when they hired me i just wanted to do every and anything. Too ambitious in general but they took advantage of it for sure. Welp not sure where to go from here except apply for new jobs.

Theres one guy in particular who is the operations guy complains constantly one on end bom is never right then also says your sales team orders a 1 off design each time to ceo. Its a mess he just loves to blame.Sadly its always behind closed doors. So I cant ever share my part 🤷🏾‍♂

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

Believe me - you're not the only one that sees that behavior. The rest of the adults there understand that it is simply a defense mechanism to deflect blame in any other direction. That also means that they don't give the constant complainer much credence. Honestly the only one you have to keep happy is your boss. It may be uncomfortable sometimes but as long as he's happy you will remain employed.

As you get older you will also see that young engineers make great targets. They are given a lot of responsibility when the only real education they have is what they've learned in school, which truly has little value in the helter-skelter world of running a business and keeping it profitable with employees that are all watching out for themselves. Most entrepreneurs have a business dream but little understanding of how to create a productive work environment.

I've been where you're at. Keep learning from your real world classes. You pay the tuition daily.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

Do your work the best as possible to improve your company and assure your job, avoid the gossip.

luis

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Too ambitious in general but they took advantage of it for sure.

When you eventually find a new place, don't let your ambition and willingness to do the work change. That is incredibly valuable to you and to your future employer. If you are the guy who comes in does the bare minimum and goes home, you'll always be that guy. You'll make it to mid-level engineer and be stuck in a cubicle doing the routine work that everyone hates. It's very easy for a situation that you're in to sour you, and if you're not careful this will be your fate.

If you keep up your work ethic and do your absolute best, then you'll be the one calling shots as the Chief Tech Officer some day. It's surprisingly easy to stand out in what looks on the surface to be a competitive crowd. You just have to find the right person/people/company to do it for that will value you appropriately.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

HR wants the gossip to control the workers.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

(OP)
Thanks, ill keep the ambition going. I felt i reallt got abused because i would just take it. The previous engineer who left this company said there isnt a worse culture hes seen than where i am now. It really ruins your perspective of engineering. I need to get out

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

When you find a better job than what you have now jump out!

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

Space213,

Designing new product is a chaotic process. Much of the chaos comes from your customer(s) as they figure out exactly what they want. Welcome to the rest of your career.


Company culture is a long-term issue. Are you working with jerks and a**holes, or are they just strongly opinionated. Are you willing to trust these people? If they are professionals, the company has a future. Otherwise, you need to get out of there, and work with and learn from people who are professional.

--
JHG

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

(OP)
drawoh,

they lack extreme professionalism and the culture is ran by petty jealousy between the employees. The manager lectured me today that its not about the work you do even if its great and you work hard but its about how you can bullshit your appearance. People who show up before their bosses do but literally screw off half the time at work are deemed more valuable then somebody like who when I enter the building its nose down and work. I am told I have to constantly show off and glorify any type of work im doing.

Stuff like this is why I want to move on

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

It seems exactly like you are stuck in an abusive, toxic relationship. Can't stay, can't go. What is it that is keeping you there now? Is it worth the daily pain? Are those guys worth the effort it would take for you to try to turn them around? BTW that would be very difficult, if not impossible to do without help from a strong and independent HR dept acting as councelor. Do you have any potential allies at all? Going that route alone is suicide. Changing corporate culture usually requires an event of catastrophic proportions. Sometimes even more than one. BP: Texas City Refinery explosion and Macando.

From what you've said already, I would advise you to find a new job at a company with a cooperative culture. This time pay attention to the way your various prospective companies have built their work environments. Do some of your own research. Ask around. Follow a group of their people going out to lunch if you have to. Watch how they interact. Verify or cross them off your list if you can't.

The benefits to all parties from working in a mutually cooperative environment cannot be overstated. If you are like most of us, you probably spend more of your awake time at the office than at home, so that heavily influences your complete outlook on life. If not now, it soon will. In any case, its too much time to do so in a toxic environment. The difference it will make is night and day.

Now we know why you want to leave. Are there any reasons to stay? Make the pro/Con list and then make your decision. You'll be happy you did.





“What I told you was true ... from a certain point of view.” - Obi-Wan Kenobi, "Return of the Jedi"

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

More likely they don't have one and if they did, it would have to be a very good one. Most are certainly not up to such a task and you would be labeled a bad apple straight away. I would not recommend that. Build powerful allies or leave.

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... The manager lectured me today that its not about the work you do even if its great and you work hard but its about how you can bullshit your appearance.

You need a new manager.

--
JHG

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

I don't know. From the sound of it, that manager is giving great advice for short term survival. Long term survival probably isn't something to worry about there, after all...

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

(OP)
There are definitely no good allies. Especially not with me. Its alot of ego and people fighting to one up the other person.
Rather than helping each other as a team.
You only get blamed for stuff never praised.say if im getting chewed out other engineers are so thristy to feel superior the energy becomes contagious and they begin to gang up and thats where I just have to lash back. But if i do then im quickly labeled the bad guy now. Lol its my first job i was the nice guy so they assume i deserve to be abused just because it makes them feel better.


Praise apparently at this company has been you should be glad you have a job.

Just trying to give as much information to this situation im in. I will say from a positive standpoint i learned alot in my 2 years of being here

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Praise apparently at this company has been you should be glad you have a job.

There use to be a variant of this at IBM. I interviewed with them as a graduating senior, and, in due course, they sent me an offer letter, but no dollar amount. So I called them up and they said, "Oh, you need to accept the offer first." So, I told them I had therefore had to decline, and they asked, "What was your winning offer?" I told them, and they responded, "Oh, well that's way higher than we would have given you!"

TTFN (ta ta for now)
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(OP)
IRstuff,

That is very unethical from IBM side to have done that.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

It was 40 yr ago, when working for IBM was still a "big thing." This was when IBM had never laid anyone off, yet, and there was indeed great prestige associated with working for them.

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Space213,
Being a wallflower (as you apparently are now) will not help you in your current situation. You will need to preen those bright feathers of yours to receive any recognition. In my first job out of university, I had to have a few major shouting matches with one particular engineer above me and I was the only young engineer who was kept when the firm let al the others go during the mild recession of 1971/72.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

Best office politics advice you'll ever get.

"Choose to fight only those battles that you know you can win."
Sun Tzu

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

(OP)
If you have not already seen my threads progressively got worse in regarda to this job. The main manager disrespects me so much and in turn i lose respect from everybody at the company its becomes contagious. Im simply the punching bag a

Same time he wont fire me , he says youve been here for 2 years so you have more value than others.Then says you're a really good engineer but you need to fake it more with other people at the company. Smh lol

These are the types of conversations i have i just dont get it. I want to know what to avoid from this so next job I am treated fairly.

Bright side is im getting interest from other companies but we'll see where it goes.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

Unbelievable!

Slam the door when you leave.

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Bright side is im getting interest from other companies but we'll see where it goes.

You have now had a good education about the type of company and people you do NOT want to work with. Be sure and use what you've learned during your future interviews. They will be asking you lots of questions and you should not hesitate to ask your interviewer lots of direct questions about their company culture. Your experience will help you detect clues that you may be heading into another bad situation. Resist any urge to say anything derogatory about your current situation during interviews.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

If there is not a functional change control process work with your boss to create and enforce one. It will appear to slow things down. However, all it really does is require the person requesting a change to put some thought into it and then for the change to be documented.

It won't solve the behavioral issue but it will produce better BOM.

At least you will have contributed a solution instead of only being part of the problem.

RE: Working where everybody hates each other

I spent almost my last 20 years of working as a consultant and what you describe is all to common. Every place I saw it the problem could be identified as coming from the supervisor or owner. They all suffered from the delusion that a competitive work environment promoted productivity. It doesn't. It promotes animosity and reward seeking as the goal of the work. Find another job and don't look back. And, for your next job let whoever you interview with you want to walk around and talk to the people you might be working with. See what they have to say about the working conditions.

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Space213,

The discussion continues.

Consider the possibility that you are working on something that places your co-workers, your customers and/or the public in danger. Are you and your co-workers capable of holding a rational, professional discussion on a problem like this, or will someone win the argument all costs?

--
JHG

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The manager lectured me today that its not about the work you do even if its great and you work hard but its about how you can bullshit your appearance.

That's actually really good advice, appearance is indeed everything in many cases and is something many engineers struggle with. The guy that arrives at 8:10 will be a screwup to most folks regardless if he works a few hours OT daily. The engineer that allows others to walk over them in design reviews is usually not considered a bright guy. Stereotypes suck but they're part of nature.

Continuously rolling BOMs are common, you just need a well-organized process for controlling data - change control. PLM helps but ultimately you can manage it with a spreadsheet if everyone making changes communicates. Offices following the agile methodology often have a weekly or even biweekly functional product release/rev, those following lean tend to do it monthly or bimonthly. To each their own needs.

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Space213: Fill me in on some details.

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The manager lectured me today that its not about the work you do even if its great and you work hard but its about how you can bullshit your appearance.

Who was the manager wanting you to BS? I only see 5 possibilities. BS a customer, him , coworkers, a higher-up boss or some combination. The only one I agree that there is a business need to "somewhat" BS is a customer. I have been reading this post since it started but never see enough information to give any advice (good or bad). Please relay a detailed account of what happened that prompted this statement from your manager.

You are asking for some serious job-changing advice, but I am really cloudy about what actually occurs in these situations you post.

The following are examples of specifics that would change many participants' advice.
  • In a meeting with a Client, your facial expression indicated you did not agree with something. Even if you were 100% right, you should have masked this judgement but did not. I may say "you should have BSed the client" or I may have said "You need to learn to not give out facial and body queues in meetings." In the first one, I the manager poorly worded my response, in the second one you poorly worded my response back to the eng-tips while I was in fact giving you VERY good advice.
  • The accuracy of any account you relay here. Are you being fair in your depictions? For example, the bullet above. If I told you "In my opinion it is imperative to control emotions and not give off "vibes" in a meeting." But you relay that "as usual my boss spouted his opinion that he thinks is never wrong", that would not be a fair depiction to us although it may be true. Incidentally, all my opinions are never wrong, they are opinions. Make sure you know the difference between facts, conclusions and opinions.
Assuming all your comments are well-worded, I see no upside to staying. Because of the culture you indicate exists, the end product of your career will be poor.
  • Outcome #1- you learn to "play the game" in which you ultimately become "one of them" and the next new hire views you the same as you view them now.
  • Outcome #2-You stay frustrated constantly at work that will 100% guaranteed drastically affect all other aspects of your life. Find a good divorce lawyer, ulcer specialist and shrink now.
  • Outcome #3-You manage to fake enough to survive but since you are not fairly respected in ability, you get less exposure to any challenges, creativity or skill boosting projects. In the end, you are at best a mediocre employee with pay to match.


  • If you think you will actually leave, prepare now. Don't buy that new car, take on unneeded debt or do anything in the short term that may hinder leaving unless you have plenty in the bank. "Engineer" how you will leave and try to leave to a successful future rather than going from Jerk 1 to Jerk 2.

    Final note. No matter how bad it is there, I bet there are worse places just like there are better places. Never use the thought process of "Well it can't be any worse than where I am now." If you think this, here is my advice. Stay where you are, apparently no one there will get worse with time, they will not hire any new employees that would make it worse and there is "100% potential" that it will improve. WOW.


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    If you're going to work where everyone hates each other, you might as well be on tour with The Who.

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    (OP)
    Ron247,

    Appreciate your insight. The manager would tell me over and over again that no matter how hard you work your perception is based on how you show off yourself at work and who comes early.

    The sad part is the ones who come early to this job actually screw off the most with office gossip etc.

    I was crushed today because I am trying my best to not only help operations but also get my work done and the manager comes in end of day and starts to complain on me again. He isnt being totally upfront.

    Its a difficult thing to explain in full detail because its over the course of 2 years of ms getting abused yet same time im given the most projects.

    I am applying till i get something. It is seriously not worth it to go through this crap. I come home these days and find myself tired out and take naps. I would never do this before.

    Thanks again

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    (OP)
    Also the biggest issue is our operations guy. He just loves to blame you over every and anything knowing the situation of our company.

    I will avoid start ups forever after this. Its very toxic

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    Space213,
    Two comments:
    One - "yet same time im given the most projects". There's a reason for that. If you weren't getting the job done you wouldn't get the work. It's a subtle, unstated compliment.

    Two - "Also the biggest issue is our operations guy. He just loves to blame you over every and anything knowing the situation of our company." Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. There is a true fact that is easily missed when one is in the midst of the commotion: Everyone sees the same thing you do. Everyone knows the man is a mud-slinger. Everyone knows he blows all the time, that he's full of crap. As a result they pay little attention to him. They all know his rants are just an effort to deflect blame.

    If they truly were not happy with your work you would be gone.

    Now, I'm going to be a little harsh myself - quit your whining. Man up and take charge of your situation. Don't pretend to accept blame for things over which you have no control. If that means moving on then do it and put it behind you. Another class in your education of life. If you stay, do so on your own terms.

    Insist on fully defined scopes of work before you start a project. Ask the hard questions and insist on answers. Do good work. On time and on budget. Fully checked and right the first time.

    Do not make promises you can't keep. If you promise something move heaven and earth to make it happen.

    Create a written record. Insist that ALL instructions or requests come to you in writing. We have a saying: if it wasn't written down it never happened. "If your request wasn't written down I never heard it." You don't have to be ugly about it. Just say "I'd really like to do that for you but my plate is so full I can't promise it. Please do us both a favor and send me an email about it. That way I can look into it and get back to you with a response. Thank you!" If they "forget" to write you it wasn't important anyway, and they can't blame you for not getting it done. You TOLD them you wouldn't unless you got a request in writing.

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    (OP)
    JBoggs, you're right if its an unstated compliment then why do i get abused by CTO All the time it isnt fair. Nobody else gets disrespected like I do.

    And yes you are right about the whining I have been trying my best to do the best work yet i get such idiotic advice from him. I will just take charge and find a new gig. Ive been applying so lets see.

    One reason i feel they could not fire me is this is a start up and if they do fire me i dont think they would want take up the issues of unemployment. But i could be totally wrong on this.

    Is this true in cases of small companies who dont even have a 401k yet?

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    If they fire you for cause, there is no unemployment, generally, at least, in the US.

    Quote:

    why do i get abused by CTO All the time it isnt fair. Nobody else gets disrespected like I do.

    Because, you apparently continue to strive to do even more work; you can beat a dead horse all you want, but dead horses do no work.

    After 53 posts, you know all there is to know, so it is indeed time to man-up and move on with life.

    TTFN (ta ta for now)
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    I would move on as soon as possible but I would want to leave to what appears to be a better job although you never know till you get there and go to work.

    The idea of staying at a company that is guided by people who think appearance trumps substance is unthinkable to me. The problem with working with butt-kissers and fakes is they are difficult to beat out when the management you describe appears clueless. After all, people who love what they do are really good at what they do. With that in mind, butt-kissers and fakes LOVE what they do. That is why they are so good at it.

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    Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding With 3D Printed Molds
    Learn methods and guidelines for using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Discover how this hybrid manufacturing process enables on-demand mold fabrication to quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Download Now
    Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
    Examine how the principles of DfAM upend many of the long-standing rules around manufacturability - allowing engineers and designers to place a part’s function at the center of their design considerations. Download Now
    Taking Control of Engineering Documents
    This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now

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