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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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I had a "trouble shooter" CEO come in to a company I was managing at. Part of our management incentive was an annual retention bonus. The company was in trouble due to insane management decisions (and likely fraudulent activity at HQ), but the retention bonus helped keep the churn down. Now we all knew that he had a $5 million bonus waiting if he made it two years and that SOB had the nerve to cancel the retention bonus explaining "no one should get a bonus for showing up to work."

That was a very quiet management meeting - I think we were all waiting to see if a) he was joking or b) lightning would strike. lol

Commence hemorrhaging leadership team and most of the developers.... end of company
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