With the Memorial Day holiday weekend came the release of Disney’s next sure-to-be blockbuster movie, Cruella. Based on the classic animated film 101 Dalmatians, Cruella tells the story of Cruella de Vil, the evil puppy-stealing psychopath who uses the animals’ fur for her over-the-top, sartorial splendor. She’s deranged, she’s unapologetically wicked, and she’s the villain you love to hate—she’s Cruella!
As a child, I was terrified of the evil Cruella but enjoyed watching her get her comeuppance by 101 Dalmatians’ satisfying end. As I got older, however, I learned firsthand that working for a Cruella-type manager was not child’s play and could take a terrible toll on workplace morale, retention, and productivity.