A recent research showed that among people in the Indian IT services sector who quit their jobs after at least 10 years of service, 95% of them were Middle Managers! How come the Middle Management resignation rate is so high? Is it because it is a ‘neither here nor there’ kind of role? (It neither has the authority to call the shots, nor is it actually involved in hands-on work). Or is it because Middle Managers end up taking shit from all sides? What are the pressures of this job? Well, we caught up with one of the Middle Managers to understand this better. This cartoon piece depicts a day in the life of an IT services Middle Manager – you can judge for yourself if the frustration in the job is justifiable.