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So, you think your boss teleports to work every day from Jupiter? Think he gets all his advice from the voices inside his head? Think he (or she) is, you know, what a Terminator would be like if it was devoid of all human instinct?

Wait 'til you get a load of this guy.

Yes, that's right. He fired his running coach for, well, running. And also because he didn't demand more of his athletes -- like, for instance, allowing one of them to return to his native France because his grandfather died.

"I think people need to accept the challenges and step up," this, um, individual explained(?). "That's my whole philosophy. When they're an athlete, that's part of being an athlete. Now, are they going to have bad days? I agree. But we can't become enablers to allow them to do some of these things under this guise of, oh, I don't feel good, emotionally I'm down."

Can't become "enablers"? Can't allow them to do "some of these things" because "oh, I don't feel good, emotionally I'm down"?

What in the name of all that's holy is this man talking about?

And why does he still have his job?

Ben Smith's blog.