Computer Associates regional VP Henry Crouse kicked in his office door to commemorate the loss of a $680,000 software sale.
Some salespeople would find Crouses reaction perfectly reasonable, but CAs human resources department didnt; he was fired for “having a pattern of being too intense,” and was denied severance benefits on the grounds that his performance was subpar.
Subpar? Kicking down a door sounds like an Oscar-worthy performance to us. Maybe he should have used an ax instead (“Heres Henry!”), although we certainly dont condone that type of behavior in any office.
When stress levels rise here, we hide in our cubicles and write sarcastic commentary like this.