You’re so good… it’s scary

September 17, 2007, 5:35 PM UTC

A reader from Phoenix writes…

I recently switched branches at my bank due to a psycho boss.  I was the #1 banker in new accounts, loans, savings accounts, credit cards, investment dollars and business accounts for the first 6 months of 2007.  Yet my Manager took away my garbage can saying I didn’t use it properly, made me work 6 day weeks when no other banker worked more than 5 day weeks, and put me on written warning because I was involved in an auto accident and did not give 24 notice that I would be late to work! 

What do you think? A boss who undermines and drives away his best performer? Could this be an example of infantile jealousy? Fear of the next successful player coming up the ramp? Rampant insecurity? All of the above. And really, how does a person use a garbage can improperly?

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