Please understand we should not look at this incident in isolation, but in view of the expectations set by them at the time of hiring. Entitlement mentality? Yes. I was in a great dilemma when I was offered this job, whether or not to accept, because they don't have many of the facilities and freedom my previous employer had - work from home, breakfast at company cafeteria, gym at the office, internet expenses reimbursable (outside the pay package). But I finally accepted the offer because the job consultant, the HR, and also one of the employee I talked to created such a great image about the company, that the career growth will be excellent, that the promotions will be fair, and all. Few days after accepting the offer I had a change of heart, because rational thinking is something, inclination of the heart is something else. Still I did not renege from joining, just to keep my word, it was a difficult sacrifice to make.
But the kind of work has been mediocre at best, and there is hardly any work really, completely different from the "lot of exciting work is there" promises made to me, even after I joined. Another guy joined in the team soon after me, and we both are to fill the single position a previous person was occupying. It has become increasingly apparant to me that they didn't expect both of us guys to join, and there is hardly enough work to occupy one person's time. That also makes my old knight's way of keeping my word afterall undeserving for these people.
If there was enough exciting work, where will be the time to micro manage a document, sending back & forth emails on that, even after I said to him the feature itself was complete and ready for him to see? What about the great career growth promises made? Won't I be a fool to believe that this person who has already lied so much, and micro-managing will be fair in promotions? It is clear that he wants to stretch time by making people spend time of trivia, because he knows there is nothing else to assign. In my previous jobs, I have seen managers focus only on the content. For trivia like styling issues, I have seen them do it themselves, because it takes far less time to do it than email someone and ask them to do, besides also not causing a show of arrogance. Heck, I have seen documents in big companies shared across inter-country teams that have lots of spelling and grammar mistakes, and nobody's productivity was lessened.