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Sneak Peak!

About Manajerks

What's the difference between a bosshole and a manajerk? A bosshole does nothing. A manajerk does twice as much.

Bossholes do horrible things. Manajerks do terrible things. Bossholes never do wonderful things. Manajerks never do cool things. And bossholes and manajerks never do anything that really matters. Kinda get the picture?

Neither bossholes nor manajerks grok people, tech, or domains but they both love telling us what to do, whether or not it makes sense.

Why do we workers put up with bossholes and manajerks? Because we don't fully understand how bad they really are. Read on. You will.

Feedback from Eddiots

I used to hate my manajerks. After this book, I loathe them. - Kim Pediment, Software Engineer


Makers don't need manajerks. See why in this book. - Paula Nomial, Tech Lead


This was done in 2002 when it went into the manajerk queue. - Helen Waite, IT Admin


If I didn't have a manajerk, who else would deny my raise? - Xavier, Sys Admin


I hate this book! I give it one star. Same as my IQ. - Dunning Kruger, IT Manager


I'd fire Eddie for this stupid book but Sprint 127 isn't done. - Miss Management, IT Director


About Eddiots

This is a work of fiction inspired by real events I witnessed, endured, or instigated.

Every character and company is a composite of real people and places from my work life. I just changed the names to protect the incompetent.

Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or businesses, active or bankrupt, is either coincidental or unavoidable because these eddiots are everywhere!

Thanks to all you bossholes, players, liars, fakers, slackers, posers, jerks, cheaters, and producers of endless technical debt. I used to hate you but now I love you because I need no imagination. I just share forward the suffering you shared with me.

About Eddie Ottic

Eddie Ottic has written 2 million lines of code for 94 firms in 50 years. There's a good chance something you own was built with his software.

He loves coding but hates going to work. Everywhere he's ever been had sufficient tech. None had sufficient management but plenty of bossholes.

When he says this, he's "not a team player". But when his comics say the same thing, others listen, laugh, and learn the inside truths no one else teaches. That's why he built eddiots.

He's a fair writer, a lousy artist, and a lazy developer. But combining them makes the magic vector art about his long I.T. incarceration. Read it, learn something, and most of all, have fun!

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