I have always been fascinated by bosses, my admiration mixed with a sort of feral unease stirred by the reckoning that their breed is not mine, nor ever was.

Part of the distance felt by the likes of me and my fellow army ants is that bosses seem born to the role. From the playground onward they’re genetically marked for the corner office.

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