Loose cannon with a short fuse by Fortune Editors @FortuneMagazine May 30, 2007, 8:14 PM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons A reader from Spokane writes: My crazy boss is a classic bully. He’s the Creative Service Director for mid-market TV Station. You’d think that as the Creative Service director he’d be somewhat creative? Not at all. He would have his employees come up with idea after idea only to shoot them all down with no reasonable explanation… though he’d never come up with anything of his own. On a daily basis you never know what you’re going to get with him. He could go from semi-bearable to raving lunatic at the drop of a hat… and you better watch out, if he was on a rampage he’d take it out on everyone around him. Worse is that he is very abusive and inconsiderate to people’s feelings: From calling our female anchor ‘fat’ (to her face) to threatening to fire ‘his’ employees, he was a loose cannon with a short fuse. Everyone at the station had a horror story to tell about this guy, even department heads were loathed to work with him. Time after time we would catch him lying to us about an idea ‘he came up with’, or lying to get himself out of hot water… you couldn’t believe a single word he said. All in all he made life at the station unbearable and miserable…but when it comes down it… it’s not his fault but the station’s GM for hiring him. What do you think? Is this boss crazy?