Responses: The Worst Boss You've Ever Had

Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's the end of a television era tonight as the cast of the television series The Office bids farewell for the final time. Even if you don't work at Dunder Mifflin, everyone can relate to having a difficult boss.

"In 1998, I worked for a small company of about 100 people that was run by a man who that so conservative, the female employees were not allowed to wear pants. We had to wear skirts or dresses only, preferably suits. This was 1998, not 1898."

Michael from Eukaya, California says, "I had a boss once who didn't start out as my boss, she started out as a secretary and I helped her figure out how to buy a degree online and then she got a promotion and she became my boss, and then she convinced out boss that she could do my job better than me and she got me fired."

One listener from New Jersey says, "she claimed to have no complaints about my work, but told me daily that the president of the company was going to fire me & replace me with her brother."

Comments [3]

RadGal70

Worst boss - probably the one who called us into a meeting, told us that nobody in the other departments liked us and then demanded that we say something nice about our job before she would let us leave. Our attitude was 'bad' because she would target an employee, push him or her ruthlessly until the person quit, then pick a new target. Six person department; in the 4 1/2 years I was there 7 people quit - I was number 8.

May. 16 2013 01:40 PM
Mark Hunter from Paradise Valley, AZ

The real breakout star of The Office is not Steve Carell, it's Mindy Kaling. Her new show on FOX, The Mindy Project, is hilarious. Totes!

May. 16 2013 11:34 AM
Angel from Miami, FL

I had a boss who "encouraged" me to get a management degree like he did - even though my job there (and my career) was of a technical nature. When he realized I wasn't going to follow in his footsteps, my position was eliminated altogether.

May. 16 2013 11:20 AM

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