Not everyone has a good boss or management! In my experience, upper management often prefers to shoot the easy target like low/mid-level IT, rather than tackle the real issues.
Why I document everything and periodically offload the documentation.I have learned a long time ago to CYA.
That means nothing. what if that person is 1 step above your boss? things can always change.
Missed where I said on Page 2 that the only people I am interested in is keeping the directors/VPs happy? Anyone else I am not worried about. If I have a problem with an employee, I will talk to my boss and in turn he will talk to their boss and get it resolved. And I don't go out of my way to piss anyone off.