Spanish jefes (bosses) are notorious for yelling and biting the heads off their underlings. In fact, I've had to ignore quite a few bombastic scoldings while teaching in the next room.. what an unpleasant management style! Last year I taught a Business English class on how to deal with difficult people and every single one of my students had stories to tell about belligerent, tyrannical bosses. From what they told me, this abusive managerial style is actually quite ineffectual. Is this type of asshole a given in the corporate world? Seems so. Kinda makes me glad I'm a freelancer hovering on the fringes of corporate culture. Except for the being poor part.. and having no job security.. or paid holidays or sick days.. or rights..