My father also was not happy working under any boss. Outside the general work he did when the USA government needed some engineer for any one of its big projects, he would invent something and market it on his own. He never sought to work for the USA government like the U-2 or the Orion or Star Wars. They always recruited him and as soon as the wok was done he immediately set out on his own. However my impression was that he never had a bad boss. He seemed to have always enjoyed a large degree of autonomy in any project he was working on.