This may be where modern Wally was born: If you cannot possibly satisfy your boss(es) then you might very well just stop trying at all.
Wally, do you know the spelling of “sacrificial goat”? :D
I had a boss who makes PHB look like a genius. He was finally canned and the new boss was a competent individual. It was hard to believe since I had been conditioned to the moron before him. I was stunned when I got a big bonus for completing a special project. The old one would have dunned me somehow.
You can always turn youself in.
The smart ones play each one against the other, and then when the jig is almost up they stay with the one that pays the most!
but wait, Wally has the chance here to undermine his PHB.. work the dotted line, Wally….!
I am envisioning the scene from the old movie “Do you know, that they know, that you know, they know, you know?”
Note to Wally: read all Alistair MacLean novels ASAP. Prepare to suffer but prevail….