Plastic penny rings

May 30, 2007, 7:56 PM UTC

A reader from Ohio writes:

My boss is crazy. I asked her what her management philosophy is and she changed the subject to ice cream. In the middle of summer she wore a heavy winter coat and passed around plastic penny rings for each of us to take. I refused. She confronted me because staff bought me a bigger birthday cake than they gave her. One employee gave a suicidal client a cigarette lighter (after she said she intended to light herself on fire.) The woman used the lighter on herself. Our CEO promptly promoted the lighter giver to manager. She let it be known that she wanted to hear no bad news, no information about staff hurting clients, she only wanted ‘happy talk.” Please diagnose this dingy bi**h.

What do you think? Is this boss crazy?