The cheapskate

May 30, 2007, 8:06 PM UTC
Fortune

A reader from Boston writes:

My story is about a research company that hires five IT guys instead of scientist to make products. He also insist on buying used lab equipment and trying to have it fixed and spending all the company profits instead of buying new state of the art equipment and giving his employees better pay and benefits. He also has his girlfriend on the books so the both of them can get the best of health insurance and the rest of the employees have the bottom end of the barrel for health insurance. The funny thing about it is she doesn’t even work at all and she gets a salary and all the best benefits than the full time employees.

What do you think? Is this boss crazy?