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.