Boss: I don't care if you did an exceptional job. My management consider it showing off. And, I don't care if you saved the company money. Nothing is more important to us than protecting the feelings of those who are underqualified in their respective positions. You must suffer the consequences for doing excellent work!
Employee: But-but I was doing what I was told to do.
Boss: Do you not understand our respect policy? You're too good for us, now get on out of here! Giddy-up
Employee: Oh, that's weird.