You don't begin in Bastard Mode, you're placed into it. The new boss had a hard job. Everyone says so. I give him the benefit of the doubt, cut him a break. After all, he's only human, and he'd do the same for you, right? Suddenly, he's a dick. With only marginal success at doing his own job, he has plenty of time to criticize you at yours. <switch>Bastard Mode Engaged!</switch> Fuck him. I'll do the absolute minimum that I can get away with, and if his goals aren't met by the end of the shift, that's his problem.