Agency director is furious because his PC failed during an important presentation – and takes it out on pilot fish, who races in to repair it. Ignoring fish’s questions, director snarls, "Just fix it!" Fish spots the problem – the director had bumped the monitor’s power switch while changing floppy disks – and turns the monitor back on. Problem solved? "You made me look like a fool!" director hisses. "Couldn’t you have pretended you were doing something to actually fix it?"Shark Tank column, ComputerWorld 2003-11-17
The director made himself look like a fool by treating the poor pilot fish like he wasn’t a valued member of the organization. Crappy management breeds unionization.