OOOOOr… Maybe “RICK” should have said something was bothering him. It is NOT the company’s job to monitor every employee’s well-being. They don’t come around telling you to turn your head an cough. I’ve worked with WAY too many “rockstars” that I now refuse to work with them anymore. They REFUSE to admit mistakes, REFUSE to allow anyone else to have input and REFUSE to ‘give up control’. THAT’S what its all about with ‘rockstars’.
I’ve read countless article here about how the “command & control” management style KILLS morale and productivity — well THAT is EXACTLY how ‘rockstars’ DEMAND — Command & Control.