How Employee Y Got Fired.
A parable by goatlyones.
Employee X, being high in the esteem of company Middle Manager A, has taken a dislike to the socially much lower-ranking Employee Y. In order to get Employee Y into trouble with the company High Authorities, perhaps resulting in Employee Y's dismissal, Employee X hands to Employee Y the wrong SD card and tells him that it contains the best-tested version of the latest Software Update, when, in fact, the SD card contains a version of that Update which wasn't corrected and so remains riddled with bugs. Unknowing of Employee X's treachery, Employee Y applies the flawed Update and sends a bad version of the updated Software to millions of customers. When the customers begin to complain, Middle Manager A calls Employee Y into his Office and begins assigning blame, strongly hinting that administrative action against Employee Y is impending. Employee Y has figured out, by this time, that his career was sabotaged by Employee X, but since Employee X is favored by Middle Manager A, Middle Manager A will take no action against Employee X and insists that Employee Y is solely responsible for the fiasco.
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