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Your Worst Boss

My last one is a well known psycho in Toronto’s gay community. Serious anger issues. None of their reports lasted even a year under them and they’ve made colleagues break down in tears.

by Anonymousreply 25Yesterday at 9:39 AM

The worst was my dad. He wouldn't pay me!

by Anonymousreply 1Last Monday at 1:10 PM


by Anonymousreply 2Last Monday at 1:18 PM

I think I know the dude in OP ... They got banned from the 519 after cursing out the ED.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Monday at 1:20 PM

Present one. He probably has Asperger's or something. He is unable to change or improve anything. He keeps telling us how he's "been here 13 years!" and you just know nothing has changed since the first day he started (including cleaning; there is dust literally an inch thick in the corners). Will not take suggestions. Patronizes, browbeats and bellows. Just awful. Fires people on the spot.

But we're supposed to "be glad you got a job", in this nasty economy, like good little sheeple.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Monday at 1:32 PM

That’s a can of worms that I don’t want to get into right now.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Monday at 1:33 PM


by Anonymousreply 6Last Monday at 1:34 PM

My last was my absolute worst. But that's okay, she's now an unemployable alcoholic and I now work alone.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Monday at 1:35 PM

My worst boss was from an aristocratic French family. He took 3 hour lunches, after showing up at 10 am, leaving at 4. It was good, as he did absolutely no work, but he surely was paid every cent promised. He was such a condescending prick, but he married a very stereotypical American Princess, and I really hope she is living up to her potential, and making his life a living hell.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Monday at 1:39 PM

How do folks like OP’s boss remain employed?

by Anonymousreply 9Last Monday at 1:41 PM

Current boss forbids us from making medical/dental appointments during work hours. She says we can only have medical appointments at night (after 6pm) or on weekends. I was injured on the job, and she told me I would need to use PTO for any physical therapy appointments. I would need to use a full day of vacation for each appointment since she only approves a full day of leave for any absence.

Last year she advised me to save my vacation days in case I (or any family members) came down with COVID since the company does not offer paid sick leave. I only get 5 days of PTO per year, so have not taken any time off in the 2 years I have worked for the company. This year she has said that we can only get a COVID vaccine on weekends (or take a vacation day for each absence).

My job is not all that important; I stock shelves in a grocery store in the US.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Monday at 1:43 PM

R10, don't ever take your boss's/HR's word for it. Contact your state's Dept. of Labor and ask them if there are any labor laws addressing any of this. Employers count on their employees not knowing that they may have legal rights on the job that contradict what the employer tells them. Lying to their workers is just another part of the exploitation process.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Monday at 1:57 PM

For our Christmas bonus, my worst boss gave us all an envelope with a lottery ticket and a piece of paper we had to sign that stated we must share 50% with him if we won anything. That was our whole Christmas bonus. I didn't sign, and then I quit.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Monday at 2:05 PM

I had a boss starting out in LA who worked out of his apartment. There were three of us. He had a staff meeting while taking a shit. I kid you not, held the door open with his foot. The one woman in our office could not see him. She walked in the living room and screamed at him to close the door. He once threw a stapler at the head of one of my co-workers. Missed him by an inch. Would have seriously hurt him if it hit him.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Monday at 2:07 PM

The one who made me have a 10 am conference call on New Years Day, while he was at an agricultural fair. I could hear mooing.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Monday at 2:11 PM

R9 Usually assholes like that know who to try it with

by Anonymousreply 15Last Monday at 2:12 PM

Hala Moddelmogg --- yeah, that's a real name. She's a fucking Adderall‐addicted hag who runs away from her problems by hopping on a plane. Fat-shaming, self-righteous turd who OUTLAWED birthday treats, etc in the workplace and shamed people who admitted to needing 8 hours of sleep at night. She's a HORROR. And now this ex Church's Chicken exec is leading an ARTS consortium in Atlanta. This creep is beyond TONE DEAF.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Monday at 2:19 PM

R13 Why did you even take a job there? WHET him?

by Anonymousreply 17Last Monday at 2:22 PM

Previous one was mentally unstable attacked mentally against employers talked behind their backs and tried to get them fighting with each other. The atmosphere became crazy and paranoid. After one conversation which turned ugly I decided I had to leave. Found a new and better place. Feel sorry for those, who had to stay.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Monday at 2:23 PM

r17 - It was not always like that - he was intense and did not handle stress well. I learned a lot from him and he had really good connections. This is entertainment in the late 90s. Gweneth was blowing Harvey for an oscar,

by Anonymousreply 19Last Monday at 2:34 PM

Come the revolution, the B-word will be eliminated and treated as hate speech.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Monday at 2:35 PM

Let's just say she's no friend of flight attendants.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Monday at 2:37 PM

I've had lots of horrible bosses in retail. The kind of people that my husband says want to feel important so they abuse everybody else who works with them.

My last employer was a liar and messed with my hours in the computer system without me knowing. I reported her to HR and they did nothing. (It's quite possible that my HR rep reads datalounge--except that I don't think he's interesting enough to be into this. Hi if you're reading this!) I started having panic attacks again from not knowing what to do since I felt so stuck. My psychiatrist took me out of work and my kids made a voodoo doll of my boss. Eventually the store closed due to covid and now I am collecting! I don't believe in voodoo but the store did close. I don't know what happened to my boss but she's probably collecting too.

I've had arguments with my husband about wishing someone dead. He says it's a terrible thing to do. I say that you can't help your feelings, only your actions. If someone is so mean to others that their staff wishes they would die in a firery wreck (can't spell), then that person (the mean boss) is the one with the problem. I have wished on numerous retail bosses.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Monday at 2:38 PM

R10 your job has value to everyone. Work is work. I am sorry your boss is such an asshole, or the company that employs both of you. A lot of self-important people had wake up calls in 2020 and realized that people going out to work in a pandemic were making society keep going. I hope there is a change in Dillinger capitalist USA and you get more respect and money and a reasonable life. You're doing so much more for us than the politicians in Washington.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Monday at 2:56 PM


by Anonymousreply 24Yesterday at 9:32 AM

My former boss was not only an insecure dimwit but she hated her job. She wanted to be an artist on a pedestal and not a grunt like the rest of us so she pawned too much work onto us yet ran to take all the credit. She ended up costing the company a lot of money to fix her mistakes but they didn't fire her, they just moved her to a different department. I hope that this means that I'll never get fired, either.

We come in contact once in a while and it's all smiles but I know the nasty shit she said about me and I'm sure that she's been made aware of the nasty shit I said about her.

by Anonymousreply 25Yesterday at 9:39 AM
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