@Dashrender said in The Fundamental Flaw in Not Listening to the Boss:
... the point being that the boss demands X, you do X, and then something bad happens and you get blamed for it.
This is why I will never blindly do something. I'm sorry, I don't care if you're the janitor, or the Master of the Multiverse, I'm not doing to do something just because the boss says to do it -- Especially if it is something that will come back and bite ME for doing what my boss said to do.
Now that's not to say I won't do it. But I'm going to talk with the boss about it, get more details and have a conversation with him about why his request is a good or a bad idea, or why I don't understand why he wants it done in a particular way.
Once I understand what the boss wants, and/or have my CMA's (Cover My Ass) in writing and documented, then I'll do it, even if it is still something I don't agree with doing.
I have a brain, I'm going to use it.