I know we love to hate developers but what about managers?
Here are some comments I have received from various managers (including project managers) in my time:
1.) Why don't you be a programmer instead?
2.) You're only here for indemnity.
3.) You have two weeks to test this entire product (with almost 1000 forms).
4.) Why didn't you do any regression testing?
5.) What's regression testing?
6.) What's QA?
7.) If that's what QA is, what's QC?
8.) Why can't the developers just test their own code?
9.) I'm the project manager and you're not, so you have to do what I say.
10.) You're being obstructionist (when I refused to release a piece of software on the grounds that it was full of spectacular errors).
11.) I don't care if it has bugs in, we have contractual obligations to meet.
12.) Stop finding bugs.
13.) Stop entering bugs.
14.) Stop rejecting fixes, the developers are busy.
15.) I don't have access to the defect tracking tool. Can you tell me how many bugs there are on my project? (asked by a project manager.)