I am assistant manager/liaison to the regular working types in a large construction firm. The boss/owner is a stubborn old workaholic who, when younger, was quite smart but those days are long past and now he is endlessly hiring people in an effort to save his company. The problem is that there’s no saving his company because HE is the problem.
Right now we are trying to hire a large crew to frame a dozen houses and he is fighting me every step of the way because he wants to do the work himself. Whenever I get a bid in he will write a whole bunch of notes all over it for other information he wants. When I get that he comes up with more stuff endlessly. He also threw a hissy fit at our primary investor because the man had a crew he wanted us to use but for whatever reason he doesn’t like them.
The sad part is that if the owner wasn’t such a stubborn idiot we could make great money. Probably clear a million dollars profit in 6 months. Instead we are in the hole because the boss refuses to hire anyone to do anything, even when the bids are well under our budget, and then blames everyone else for the problems.