Help! My boss is nuts: Talking machine

May 17, 2007, 2:25 PM UTC

In their own words, readers talk about the bullies, narcissists and other crazy bosses they spend their working days with.

A reader from Washington writes:

My boss is a talking machine. He is the biggest BS artist of all time. He holds weekly team meetings that are an hour long and he talks the whole time, rarely letting anyone interrupt his hour long monologue. If you stop by his office with a piece of information you should expect to be held there for at least 30 minutes while he talks. He will turn the sentence “the boy crossed the road” into something like this: “From the perspective of the young human male, as seen through his eyes, walking across the pavement which from the viewpoint of the road was just its pieces of concrete and gravel and asphalt, was a key priority of the project because the metrics really needed to be volumetrically analyzed from the perspective of management and so he did indeed cross over the whole road, from one side to the other, reaching the other side in what appeared to be a reasonable time but which might not meet our SLA so we need to think about that and try and come up with a rolling 90 day plan which accounts for all the discrepancies and tracks metrics for the whole process…” etc.

The guy is crazy and drives everyone nuts.

What do you think? Is this boss crazy?