Bad bosses, we’ve all had them. Whether they’re mean, selfish, or just plain annoying, dealing with a difficult boss can make the work experience a daily nightmare. But these employees decided to take matters into their own hands and expose their terrible bosses on the internet. From receiving a $50 gift card that was already deducted from their paycheck, to being asked to set up a meeting room on their day off, these stories will shock and amaze you.
These examples, while extreme, are a reminder that not all bosses are created equal. A bad boss can make the work environment unbearable and affect an employee’s mental and physical well-being. It’s important for workers to have a voice and speak out against mistreatment and abuse in the workplace. Sharing stories like these can help bring awareness to the issue and create a culture where workers feel safe and respected.
So scroll down and take a look at these outrageous examples of bad bosses. Together, we can expose the bad bosses and create a better work environment for all.
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A Glimpse into American’s Private Lives: An Intimate Photographic Journey Through Bedrooms #1 My boss continues to leave a series of unreasonable notes in the workplace. Despite this, I am still satisfied with my job. Source: reddit.com #2 There is a secret recording device placed under the break room table at my workplace. Source: reddit.com #3 I was initially pleased with the $50 gift card for Walmart that I received as a Christmas gift from my boss, but later realized that it had been deducted from my paycheck. Source: imgur.com #4 My boss summoned me to a meeting on my day off, and also asked me to prepare the meeting room. Source: imgur.com #5 My coworker expressed their complaints to our boss today. Source: reddit.com #6 The artists at my local tattoo shop left a message for their boss after discovering a motion detector that records video in the unisex bathroom. Source: imgur.com #7 My boss is refusing to repair a structural pole in the workplace. Source: reddit.com #8 I quit my job yesterday due to the unprofessional environment, and received a text message from my supervisor today. Source: reddit.com #9 My boss thought it was appropriate to play a drag racing game on his iPad while driving a truck on the highway. Source: reddit.com #10 I brought a pecan pie to work, but it was missing by noon. I later found it in my boss’s office. Source: reddit.com #11 My boss asked me to order more pens like the one in the picture in a very demanding way, I’m not sure if she’s serious or not. Source: reddit.com #12 My boss did not approve of the color of the chairs in the break room, so now there are no chairs available. Source: reddit.com #13 My brother’s girlfriend sent him this message from her workplace, which was posted by her boss. Source: reddit.com #14 My boss posted this message with a dead serious expression on his face. I anticipate spending a lot of time at work this year. Source: reddit.com #15 I quit my job because my boss said “no” too many times and made my working conditions untenable. Now I’m enjoying my time away from the job. Source: imgur.com #16 I work for a multimillion-dollar company but my employer refuses to provide drinking water. A group of employees have decided to pay for it ourselves. Source: reddit.com #17 I complained to my boss and received this response shortly after. Source: reddit.com #18 My boss wears a $50,000 green diamond ring to work, even when performing manual labor such as laying asphalt. Source: reddit.com #19 This is the drinking water filter at my workplace. It’s been getting darker over time, but my boss insists it’s still functioning properly. Source: reddit.com #20 Our boss does not allow us to take any items from the workplace home. Source: reddit.com #21 My boss installed an IP camera at the store to monitor us when he is away. I responded by creating this contraption to protect my privacy. Source: reddit.com #22 If someone parks like the picture shows, they are my boss and I am unable to say anything about it. Source: reddit.com #23 When I returned to work after one day, I found that my boss had replaced my large monitor, which I use to make prototype models and engravings on products, with a small one. Source: reddit.com #24 I came to work to find that my boss had removed all of our desks and replaced them with dressers, a sheet of glass, and saddle chairs. Source: reddit.com #25 My boss ordered a box of 6000 individual pepper packets instead of a shaker, so I will be spending my Saturday opening the packets for use as burger seasoning. Source: reddit.com