And to make matters worse, those who did know were scared to say a word because they didn’t want to correct the boss. Amusing, but not uncommon.

from Shelly Palmer – Digital Wisdom (Introduction) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Speaking up against a boss is an intimidating ordeal. Knowing they have the power to fire you at any given moment can make for an uncomfortable situation. When a boss is angry, it’s common to just keep your head down, smile and nod.

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