What's in a name?

When working in Germany I kept hearing people refer to der Böse Chef, meaning literally the evil boss, when discussing their jobs and work life experiences.

In my mind, der Böse Chef personifies all impopular decisions a boss takes, whether needed or not, in the line of duty. Since I have always nurtured a dream of running my own company or business, at least part time, I hope this blog can help me become my own evil boss. I would probably drive myself nuts changing requirements of the software I would be developing more often than your average cook washes his hands.

Hence the name of the blog.

Update: It is probably worth pointing out that although I haven't always agreed with every decision my current and previous bosses have ever taken, I can't claim to have any firsthand experience of a truly evil boss.