The cryer

May 30, 2007, 7:55 PM UTC

A reader from New York writes:

Many years ago I worked at a non-profit which happened to be going through a re-organization of its senior management. The board happen to hire an interim executive director We did get along well, until my performance appraisal where she began crying because she never had anyone willing to mentor her the way she was willing to mentor me (I never asked her to mentor me by the way!). She proceeds to tell me how her father never listened to her and her therapist insisted she begin to focus more on herself. I managed to interrupt her before she became further unglued. Once I interrupted the crying stopped and apparently according to her I was on average a 1 (highest), but when it came to my business appearance I really was a 3 because I wore a blouse that she felt was too revealing. Needless to say two weeks after my review she was let go because she had an emotional breakdown at a conference. Apparently one of the board members acted too much like her father.

What do you think? Is this boss crazy?