Off he goes, into the wild blue yonder!

September 4, 2007, 3:57 PM UTC
Fortune

A reader from Ohio writes…

During my 20 years in the Air Force I had many great bosses, except for one.  He was a bully who felt that he needed to let everyone know that he had power.  During a very difficult 6 month stint when morale was hitting a low he called me into his office to let me know that he was getting complaints about uncompleted work.  I told him that morale was low because of the extreme workload.  His answer, he demanded that everyone start working 12 hours per day minimum.  I immediately blurted out “You can’t do that, sir.” 

He planted both hands on his desk leaned forward and said, “I’m going to kill you.”

I left immediately and went straight to his superior. He was removed from his position the next day, but continued to harass me until he was discharged.

What do you think? Isn’t this a happy story? It shows our armed services are possibly better run than your average abusive corporation. Could that be true?