Mhmm, been there. Good to be out of it though isn't it. Sadly sometimes we have to go back to those kinds of places, just to get by until something more suited comes along. All the best with your job hunting! I'm currently in that bracket too. So all the best to both of us!
I didn't have that sort of boss, but our work group suffered for several years under an upper manager who basically used our group as a stepping-stone to a promotion and pretty much set us back about 10 years. She finally left for another company (and God keep them) and we are now recovering. Sometimes all a person can do is outwait a bad boss.
The mangagment-speak makes me crazy, my sympathies to you.
Thanks for sympathizing. Management issues can be hell of a bummer when all we want to do is do the work we love. Law of management can really make one feel small and inadequate, then rebuke you and make you feel even worse because you are feeling small and inadequate, then cast you out.
If it takes all this to stay in a place to do what i like to do, then i say, to hell with the place.