I work for an English-speaking branch of a large Japanese company. Part of my job entails writing copy, content, press releases, and so on. This is all done in English.
My original boss, who was Japanese, trusted me to manage all the English-language communications. After a few years, my boss received a promotion, and the company brought in a new boss fresh out of Japan.
Despite having limited knowledge of English, this new boss takes it upon himself to review everything I do and give critiques. At several points, he insisted I used broken grammar despite my protests – in one case, “We would like to reassure you…” became “Reassure we would like to,” as if Yoda was behind the keyboard.
After months of this, I’ve had enough and tender my resignation. Since I’ve worked there for years without issue, HR looks shocked and asks me why I’m leaving. I explain my problems with the new boss, and they insisted I take an extra week of paid leave instead.
A week later, HR informed me I’m being transferred to the head office where my previous boss works, and has directly requested my presence after hearing my complaint. Last I checked, my old workplace is still under the tyranny of Dark Side Yoda.