I had a manager, back in the eighties, who accused me of plagerism, then got rid of me... after I proposed and built a d/b system that they couldn't buy... but having made major changes in the specs, when I was nearly done resulted in it taking twice as long to complete.
Oh, and did I mention that they had it all done in compiled basica?
Ah, yes, then there was Ameritech, the former, now swallowed Baby Bell. I worked for them '95-'97, in a startup division that was going to be their entry in the long distance sweepstakes. First, halfway through, in ''96, Dick Notebeart, CEO, sent down notices to all of us who weren't union that we were to write letters to our Congresscritter and Senator to support deregulation. AND HE DEMANDED copies of the letters. No, no, he's not threatening our jobs if we don't, no, no... BULLSHIT. And then there were the insane hours (my late wife started semi-joking threatening to sue them for alienation of affection), the demands by the idiot architecture team that none of the other 26 projects had any say in, but had to meet, and they provided *nothing* to support us.... and then, after two years, and about three quarters of a BILLION dollars, they shut the project down, it was too hard, as Barbie said....
And my last: the manager from the City of Chicago, who, after the project was working well, started arranging to get rid of the VAR who built it, so that he was the only one who knew it.... He did get criminally charged, about 6 years later.