I used to have a really controlling manager.
I went for 3 external interviews in August, and 1 internal interview in early September.
On one morning in early December, I got my annual performance review in which, after a year of him being a complete negative micromanagement ass biscuit to me, he gave me a semi positive review and said I need to make more decisions (even tho every decision I've taken had been wrong in the previous 2 years).
Anyway, good review aside, I got a knockback from the internal job that morning too, and he was super smug about it.
He did not, however, know that of 3 external jobs, I received 3 offers on the same morning (well, on the Friday, Saturday and Monday morning).
I went out for my lunch and returned, calmly handing him my resignation letter with a smile on my face, only to see him melt into his chair, claim he was sad and that I had been a good employee. All this after I "broke the relationship" in going for the internal interview...
A bad boss is bad business, but with a leader you can do your best work. I didn't go for the highest paying job... But I did go for the right one.