We don't know much about what happened, so calling anyone a deranged bully is a bit much.
It's the same conjecture as when I state that her underlings are probably all fragile millenials who expect a participation ribbon just for showing up, regardless of how incompetent they are.
The fact of the matter is that Payette is an accomplished pilot and astronaut and her underlings at Rideau Hall are, at best, glorified email pushers.
She comes from a high-stress background, they come from some lame undergrad programme.
It's a poor fit, sure, but disparaging Payette is just reactionary bunk.
You want to be outraged about wasting money?
How about the complete waste that was the amount paid to some consultancy to basically tell us what we already knew: that some employees had their feelings hurt.
Where's your outrage there? It was an entirely useless exercise, that consultancy's reporting on the issue. They found absolute zero that hadn't already been reported in the press.
Dig deep, you may even find Liberal party connections to said consultancy.
If you want to be outraged....
Or if you want to be outraged, how about being outraged at the arrogance of the PM, who in his infinite wisdom (and infinite arrogance), decided to scrap a perfectly good selection committee that came up with a perfectly excellent candidate in the form of David Johnston?
Where's your outrage there?
Or where's your outrage in regards to the fact that yet another strong woman gets pushed out by this government? In the footsteps of Wilson-Raybould and Philpott.
I have more respect for Julie Payette as an accomplished astronaut, pilot, and scientist than I ever could have for a bunch of admin assistants crying because they didn't get their participation ribbons and feel hard done by because they weren't competent enough to live up to certain demanding standards and instead of leaving chose to complain about it.