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2021-12-07 11:59:35 AM  
Jen Oneal,J. Allen Brack and Bobby Kotick?
 
2021-12-07 12:06:31 PM  
Let's not bicker and argue.  They're all horrible people.
 
2021-12-07 12:19:56 PM  
My vote was #1 for all of them except the one where I voted for "my boss went through my bills to make a budget thing"..I guess we're all on the same page on the voting, mostly.
 
2021-12-07 12:20:32 PM  
My boss just fell up another level too with some musical chairs happening up the chain.

Yet my boss won't promote me for fear I will fall subject to the Peter Principle in the next rung up.

Not sure how to address that other than find a new job.  My boss certainly isn't going anywhere soon.
 
2021-12-07 12:24:21 PM  
Weird. Why are politicians never on this list? I mean you couldnt possibly work for anyone worse than Xi or Pooty Poot
 
2021-12-07 12:42:45 PM  
Back when I worked in retail, I was in a store located in a dying mall.  Three of the four anchors had left, and the main road in front had been under construction for 18 months.

The district manager dropped in one day, and of course the mall was deserted, and per the mall's own marketing info, foot traffic was down 80% over the previous year, and yet, he still told me "You are going to rot here" because our numbers were so low compared to the previous year.

Even when I pointed out that, compared to five other stores in the area, our per-ticket sales were 30% higher with the few customers we did get, he still said it wasn't an excuse and I needed to do better.

I found out six months later that he had made similar threats to other managers who took the info to corporate HR and he was fired after an investigation showed he was creating an abusive, hostile work environment.
 
2021-12-07 12:47:43 PM  
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/Completely overrated.
 
2021-12-07 12:51:44 PM  
I'd think most staffers for GOP members of congress have very bad bosses.   The really bad ones you can't even get on the phone to ask, like Ted Cruz's office.  They get abuse both from their bosses and abuse from all the irate constituents angry at their bosses.
 
2021-12-07 12:55:54 PM  
This one.
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It's just a giant head.  Like... why?  And how does it move around?
 
2021-12-07 12:57:50 PM  
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2021-12-07 1:06:27 PM  
My vote is for the website. Why such a small font?
 
2021-12-07 1:21:02 PM  

damageddude: My vote is for the website. Why such a small font?


You dont know how to zoom in on a browser page I see
 
2021-12-07 1:33:17 PM  

damageddude: My vote is for the website. Why such a small font?


Money-saving directive from management.
 
2021-12-07 1:40:57 PM  
The Bizarre Circumstance behind the Better.com Layoffs - A Tale of a Toxic Workplace
Youtube lJ1NcVA3EOA


While by no means the worst boss out there, it does include a great example of how high the bar really is.  And the commentary doesn't imply that he is the worse either.  Just that if you simply apply to someplace without doing your homework and stay there without looking at your options, you can expect similar.
 
2021-12-07 1:42:25 PM  
I've had the 'you're not a good person' boss.

Worked for a consulting firm. Recruited to manage a project for a client. First day I find that I'm the SIXTH person hired under that premise. Given no work to do, left to rot.

One day I'm out for lunch and a semi in a left turn only lane decides to turn right and his rear trailer tires go right over the hood of my car. Body damage only, car still drivable.

But then I complain about the broken promise and lack of work, so I'm called into the consulting firm office. Owner and his lackey sit on the same side of the table as me, opposite end and never look at me. Owner tells me "There must be something seriously wrong with you as a human being, because bad things only happen to people who deserve it!"

I left, got another job, quit by fax, never spoke to him again. Saw him coming in the client building to speak to me one day and walked out by a different exit.

A year later I get a call from a recruiting agent. Seems that within a few months of me quitting, EVERYONE quit and the company went under. He's been tasked with rebuilding the company and calling everyone who quit in the previous year to ask them to come back. I tell the agent my story. He tells me that he's heard similar stories from everyone he spoke to, and that he now regrets taking the job.
 
2021-12-07 1:53:54 PM  
Jeff Bezos.  He'd rather send up Dr. Evil rockets than fixing his shiat cloud service.
 
2021-12-07 2:46:43 PM  

lifeslammer: how to zoom in on a browser page I see


No, I do. I just hate that they made me do it.
 
2021-12-07 4:06:03 PM  
Biden.
 
2021-12-07 4:45:43 PM  

bluorangefyre: Jeff Bezos.  He'd rather send up Dr. Evil rockets than fixing his shiat cloud service.


Him, Elon Musk, or Zuckerberg.
 
2021-12-07 4:48:48 PM  
My boss pays me well (15% increase over past year and a half), lets me be flexible with my hours, gives tons of autonomy, the benefits package (non-union shop) would make a UAW worker blush (such as a regular non-HDHP health plan with a $0 deductible), lots of vacation time (they get mad when you don't use it).

The whole company right up to the owners is that way.  Hell, every employee has access to the owners' cell phone numbers and is open to use them if they feel the need.
 
2021-12-07 5:53:13 PM  
Worst Boss OF ALL TIME.

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2021-12-07 6:11:10 PM  

TTFK: My boss pays me well (15% increase over past year and a half), lets me be flexible with my hours, gives tons of autonomy, the benefits package (non-union shop) would make a UAW worker blush (such as a regular non-HDHP health plan with a $0 deductible), lots of vacation time (they get mad when you don't use it).

The whole company right up to the owners is that way.  Hell, every employee has access to the owners' cell phone numbers and is open to use them if they feel the need.


When I started, my company was almost that good.
Then they got bought by a multinational...
 
2021-12-07 6:28:33 PM  
Of course, if I were a drummer, my choice for worst boss of all time would be Spinal Tap.
 
2021-12-07 6:36:50 PM  
This would be a bad boss.

NSFW....

Like A Boss (ft. Seth Rogen) - Uncensored Version
Youtube NisCkxU544c
 
2021-12-07 7:29:39 PM  
Your blog sucks.
 
2021-12-07 8:05:24 PM  
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In Soviet Japan, YOU can BOSS!
 
2021-12-07 10:16:14 PM  

damageddude: My vote is for the website. Why such a small font?



Per the pointy-haired boss, large fonts use too much electricity.
 
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