Unless Jordan is leaving parts out, this is a dreadful story on his part. He got a job at Apple, started working under what he describes as an insulting, territorial boss, and left a month into it.
He doesn’t describe any instances of bringing up the problem to his boss, talking to fellow coworkers to see what the deal is, or, if need be, going to a superior. He just ran into a problem for a couple weeks, did nothing about it, then walked away.
This isn’t so much a story about a bad boss at Apple—hey, every company has ‘em—but a terrible example of how to deal with workplace conflict.
I am actively trying not to follow these juvenile antics, often from Samsung, but really?
If you run into people who still don’t get it, maybe this simple analogy will help.
Ben Thompson: The iPhone is Apple Doubling-Down On What It Does Best