The problem with a new job is that you cannot tell if your new boss is a donkey, or when he will become a donkey. Do not work for an donkey.
I can count on one hand the number of great bosses I’ve worked for, and I’d still have a few extra fingers– enough for some people to display creative sign language toward their current boss.
I don’t have enough fingers or toes to count all the donkeys I’ve worked for through the years. Frankly, there hasn’t been a good one in over a dozen years. Maybe they’re extinct.
Try to find a job where the boss is not an idiot or a donkey. It’s not easy. The job interview process is flawed, but reveals a decent rule of thumb which may help you in your next job but won’t do diddly for the pit you’re in now.
If a boss interviews you only once or twice and then offers you a job, think twice, ask around, interview other employees extensively before accepting the position. Why?
Good bosses, the ones you’d like to work for and can learn something from, take more time to interview prospective employees. Bad bosses, the ones you’ve known already and learned to hate in oh-so-many ways, interview quickly, talk too much about themselves, don’t ask many questions, and make decisions too quickly.
You don’t want to work for people like that.
What can you learn from working for a donkey? What do you learn from wrestling with a pig? You just get all dirty and the pig loves it. The lesson learned is, “don’t wrestle with a pig.” There’s no valuable lesson to be learned about the technique used to win against the pig, because you can’t win.
The pig loves his environment, and even if you pin the beast to the bottom of the pig pen, the pig still wins and you still lose because you become as dirty as a pig.
Do not work for a donkey.