I quit a job at a (now failing) small networking company when they told me to write the user manual for the new product, and then got mad a me when I wrote it in a manner that didn’t sound like stilted, poorly translated 2nd language English.
“We want the book to sound like our competitors’ manuals!”
“Our competitors’ manuals suck and are really complicated.”
[Blank stare.] “We want the book to sound like our competitors’ manuals!”
The manual was “written” by a newbie out of college (actually, all she did was copile the crappy notes from the non-english speaking engineering team) and I departed 1 week later.