This epic tale of payback takes the kind of mastermind-level plotting and scheming most people could never pull off. That being said, I have definitely gotten some level of second-hand fulfillment from this employee-turned-boss’s story. Now, I have never been in this kind of position professionally where a manager of mine took my ideas without giving me credit. I need to have valuable ideas in order for that to happen. Still, I can empathize with feeling like your manager is out to get you and that no matter what you do, he’s always ready for you to fail. In my experience, the only way out of situations like this is to either leave the company and cut this person off completely or to prove to them that you are not someone he should mess with at work.