The People I Have Despised was written by guest writer Paranoid Pete. I have been IT contracting for nearly 20 years now. I have met lots of people who have irritated me in some way. This is no big deal as I have, I‘m sure, done the same to them. There are a few backstabbing permies, though, that stick in the mind and it‘s hard to wish them well at all. Hopefully, if any of them are reading this, they‘ll recognize themselves. The first one was a project manager.