Holy cow, I wrote a book!
One of my many favorite Dilbert cartoons is also one of the
the first strip reprinted in this article.
It may not actually have happened, but I was told that
that one project many years ago replaced its lead manager.
While noteworthy, this sort of thing happens often enough that
people take it in stride.
What put it into a higher category, however,
was that the email that announced this change at the top
was sent while the outgoing manager was out of the country
One can imagine the now-former manager's surprise upon returning
to the office.
"Dum di dum, catching up on email, hey what the..."
Now, the outgoing manager may very well have known
about this change before
heading out on vacation,
but the story is funnier (and I therefore like to believe)
that it was a surprise.