For anyone that works in corporate america, there is always a year end review of the past year's performance. Typically, it is your immediate manager and his manager giving you a review. I find this is one-sided. How would one progress a complaint towards a higher up then one is of the rank and file? I did an extensive google search on this subject and found the odds are stacked against the rank and file. Typically the result is this: Since it considered a breakdown and trust of communication, the rank and file person is always the one to be let go. Obviously if this involved blatant harassment on the part of the higher up, it would be different story but when the problem is that the higher up is incompetent, lacks management skills/people skills, has blantant favortism, a micromanager, is stubborn like an ox, and/or puts down his staff, what is the recourse for someone that is a rank and file to do? I am looking for the best way to deal with this and not just the simple, Get and up and leave attitude.