Raise your hand if you have ever had a bad boss. Yeah, I thought so.
Terrible bosses seem to be everywhere. Almost everyone I know (and their mother) have experienced this. Strange things happen when the wrong people are put into positions of authority. And it seems as if these bad bosses have been awful to their employees– no matter what the reason.
The stories below are extreme examples of bosses behaving badly. These presidents, managers, and CEOs are people who took advantage of their position of power to exploit, harass or otherwise mistreat people who were trying to make an honest living. I'm getting angry just thinking about it. These bosses should be ashamed of themselves and their actions. If you are a boss reading this, here are some awful example of how not to treat your employees.
Animator Scott Benson decided to ask this question on #NationalBossDay.
It's #NationalBossDay! Please reply with the worst garbage a boss has ever pulled on you.— Demon Cafe Horrorchestra (@Demon Cafe Horrorchestra)1539701123.0
"We're not planning to fire you for being LGBT but we checked with our lawyer and we could if we wanted to" https://t.co/yZX4eix5Pn— Kim Hanley (@Kim Hanley)1539789374.0
Tried to force me to marry his son. He thought $3000 was a decent price for my life. https://t.co/9oyOtE7Uom— 💀Prepaid Funeral Plans💀 (@💀Prepaid Funeral Plans💀)1539872034.0
Saving livesHow heartless can you be? Do you have to trade in your soul when you become a boss?
Bad jokeSpeaking of heartless, this is in such poor taste I can't even believe it.
@bombsfall In an annual review, when I was asked for feedback, I said everyone was angry that we worked so hard and… https://t.co/YYKxkz0W2s— Rob Tannenbaum (@Rob Tannenbaum)1539732350.0
@bombsfall I was struggling financially. My car died: I took public transport hoping I could save for a car. I neve… https://t.co/fc3DdryHR5— Mrs. McG (@Mrs. McG)1539721095.0
@bombsfall I was working at a sheet music company as a warehouse clerk. Meager pay. Yearly Christmastime bonus- of… https://t.co/tDHDl0bNgA— Social Rifftancer (@Social Rifftancer)1539732311.0
@bombsfall She let everyone else go home, but I had to stay, even though anyone who could have done any of the work… https://t.co/wZlsWVu6Sg— Cranky-faced Knitter (@Cranky-faced Knitter)1539719391.0
@bombsfall One time at this insurance agency I worked for I mentioned offhandedly during an office wide meeting tha… https://t.co/tlj5UzZzmr— FLOOR BABA 🌴 (@FLOOR BABA 🌴)1539718941.0
@bombsfall the first thing that came out of my manager's mouth was that she was going to need "a more specific" tim… https://t.co/cxY6tjHp09— Ace and Angry (@Ace and Angry)1539718472.0
@bombsfall Working at a Panera in college, I was told to come in during a tornado or lose my job. When I quit a wee… https://t.co/LLRkiawGXo— Moose Friend (@Moose Friend)1539718725.0
@bombsfall I once had a boss who got drunk every night and randomly fired people, but never remembered the next day… https://t.co/i6HrQ12i2m— Callie Pepper 💕☠️ (@Callie Pepper 💕☠️)1539734201.0
Grow a pairOh, the things people get mad about! You're not saving lives here, people. You're drawing pictures out of foamy milk on the tops of coffee cups.
Checking the phoneI hope this boss heard what they were saying as it was coming out of their mouth and immediately begged for forgiveness.
Late to workAlways prioritize dogs over jobs. They are so much more worth it.
@bombsfall Upon laying me off (because of an issue that was really because of a bad management), the company presid… https://t.co/9RQJHotFpN— Eliza (@Eliza)1539719754.0
So many terrible things
He warned me when I was first hired that he was going to intentionally try to make me cry. One time, he told me t… https://t.co/tw5EcP5a4J— Jamie Lee Finch (@Jamie Lee Finch)1539726861.0
No shameAwful. In what world does a human being act this way toward another human being? Let the man be with this dying wife.
Astrology chartI think astrology is fun but there are some people who take it too far. This guy is one of those people.
@bombsfall Worked in a pizza joint when I was 18, boss was obsessed with our store's performance which was monitore… https://t.co/WbFW2e01Dn— Carlye Nyte 🌙 (@Carlye Nyte 🌙)1539736437.0
@bombsfall My grandfather died unexpectedly & I took a week off for bereavement (we were allowed up to 10 days if n… https://t.co/FvE3SqOQFG— Allison (@Allison)1539717100.0
Sell your body
@bombsfall Was told to just “sell your body for *company name*.” in order to make sales goals. ...I quit later that month.— the evil has been defeated (@the evil has been defeated)1539745647.0
@bombsfall A faulty freezer lid (about 50 pounds) fell on my head during a shift, resulting in a significant concus… https://t.co/ChVEGdx9xK— SoFarSoGood (@SoFarSoGood)1539821911.0
@bombsfall I later found out that this boss has been sued in the past for embezzlement or something of the likes an… https://t.co/8zsFtpXrEY— 🍉 87 🍉 (@🍉 87 🍉)1539726752.0
@bombsfall @HopeRehak Harassed/discriminated me into quitting my job because he didn’t like a disabled person working for him.— Summer Suzuki☠️ (@Summer Suzuki☠️)1539722583.0
@bombsfall At my first job in high school, I was told my annual raise was conditional upon providing my boss with a… https://t.co/HroyYdZOTp— Skutch (@Skutch)1539782091.0
Not enough budget
@bombsfall Was told there wasn't enough budget to keep me on fulltime, next day they went and bought a two meter ta… https://t.co/4dIHtllXKv— judge moth (@judge moth)1539718627.0
Cell phone usage
@bombsfall I got in trouble at work for using my cell phone. I was calling 911.— Keauna Miller (@Keauna Miller)1539746036.0
Plaid to the office
@bombsfall Sent me home to change because I wore plaid to the office.— Lianne O'Shea (@Lianne O'Shea)1539721054.0