I’m unemployed again. There’s one bizarre thing I noticed. Most hiring managers have parasitic/psychopathic tendencies.
When I first started working 10 years ago, there were occasional intelligent hiring managers.
Now, it seems like almost everyone has an abusive personality type. It isn’t just that I have greater awareness. It’s a noticeable shift.
Most of the leaders are criminally insane. This “trickles down” and most of the middle managers have evil tendencies.
Paradoxically, it’s a handicap to be honest and intelligent. It’s a “mistake” to hire someone who’s a better worker than you, because then you start worrying about your own job.
People say “We want to hire the best and brightest”. Nobody writes a job ad that says “We want someone mediocre and barely competent.” However, that isn’t what people actually do.
I know that I’m a good programmer and a good worker. I’m surprised that I’m not doing better career-wise. The solution is to start your own business, but that isn’t as easy. In a free market, some intelligent business would realize that I’m a good bargain. However, nobody seems to notice that.
Most of the hiring managers have evil tendencies. It’s a symptom of a collapsing economy. It probably affects all areas of the economy, but I’m only noticing the software area. With computer programming, a good liar will have a more successful career than a good programmer.