This is going to offend a lot of people here.
My grump of the day is companies that value academic qualifications far more highly than experience in specific fields.
I'll explain....... The company I work for took-on a graduate and placed him as our regional director. We've never needed a regional director before, and the group has ticked-over nicely. Staff turnover had been negligible, morale high, profitability good (considering current market enviroment). Since the arrival of Mr.Graduate-man eight months ago, every aspect of the place has gone into reverse. Mr.Graduate-man keeps barking orders, usually suffixed by "I want this done. Do it, or you know where the door is!". The latest task is to move everything in the warehouse to different locations for no other reason than "It will be more efficient". It won't be more efficient - we now have heavy/bulky/awkward items on the first floor and lightweight stuff on the ground floor.
I've seen this happen before at other places I've worked and the ending has never been good. Usually I've jumped just before the ship has gone down. These people will never be told. All they know is theory, they have zero practical/hands-on experience. Because the practice doesn't fit the theory, they insist the practice is wrong.
Who dreams-up these stupid, unworkable, theories?
I could go on, but you would doubtless find it excessively boring.
Before anyone asks, I'm putting-up with it because I'm retiring next summer and I CBA looking for a job that I'm only going to be in for such a short time. I have to say, though, that for the first time in my working life I find going to work miserable. .......And, anyway, if the ship does go down there'll be the redundancy money.