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Steve Jobs was a foul-mouthed boss

While it is a known fact that Steve Jobs was not a very pleasant boss, according to a former senior manager at Apple Jobs may have also had a penchant for obscene name-calling. Read on for details.

social media Updated: Jun 12, 2012 18:59 IST

Steve Jobs may have had a penchant for name-calling after Andy Grignon, a former senior manager at Apple revealed that the firm’s former co-founder had once called him a f***chop.

Grignon revealed the anecdote, in a post on Geeklist, a social sharing tool for tech enthusiasts, which included a photo of his business card that displayed "f**kchop" as his title.

In a public Facebook post, he explained that his business card was automatically approved after two weeks since a manager did not explicitly reject it.

“In the early iChatAV days, one of the many things Steve Jobs called me was a 'fuckchop'. When I got to iPod, I thought it would make a nice title. #gklst,” Huffington Post quoted Grignon, as saying in his Geeklist post.

According to Walter Isaacson's depiction of the Apple co-founder in the authorized biography of Jobs, he claimed that the legendary inventor may be known as one of the greatest innovators of our time, but he was not the nicest boss.

“He’s not warm and fuzzy ... He was not the world’s greatest manager. In fact, he could have been one of the world’s worst managers,” Isaacson said during an interview.

First Published: Jun 12, 2012 17:05 IST