I find revenge is never sweet you always feel that you have diminished yourself somewhat
Sometimes it's so sweet you almost get diabetes.
I was applying for 2 jobs many years ago and my favorite, which seemed I was a shoe-in, suddenly had a change of heart that although I had better on the job skills and experience, the team decided to give it to the other candidate with a degree and less experience.
I was floored.
Sacrifice the quality of the work over a degree?
Fine. I took job #2 which turned out to be a brilliant move, a career builder. Company took off like a rocket, I moved up in management quickly, while the other company that passed on hiring me ended up closing 6 months later!
No, that wasn't the revenge, it was yet to come.
The team that decided to pass over me for the guy with the degree started a consulting firm and when the word was out I had openings for consultants on my team, well you guessed it, they actually had the nerve to call ME and ask for a job!
HIM: "Hi Bill, you remember me? We interviewed you and liked you a lot, almost hired you for a job about a year ago. yada yada story of company closing yada yada new consulting group yada yada ... would you be interested in hiring our team of consultants?"
ME: "I'm sorry, but when I needed you, you didn't want me, and now when you need me, I don't want you either. Have a nice life." >CLICK!<
Kicked back, spun the chair around a few times, Ahhhh, felt good, circle of life stuff :)