How Many of You Think Bosses are Stupid?

Hong Kong
August 22, 2007 9:51pm CST
Of course not all of them! But have you really encountered some stupid bosses in your life? What did they do? I often hear my friends' stupid stories about their bosses and I think some of them are really out of their minds. What do you think?
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@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
28 Aug 07
I dont think so, if they were stupid they would be the employee not the boss. i think being a boss is a tough job and you have to be pretty smart to do the job right. (no, I am not a boss)
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• United States
28 Aug 07
awe my feelings are hurt I am the only one you didnt reply back to. (not really) must be because I dissagree or maybee just because it sounded kinda sarcastic.
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• Hong Kong
29 Aug 07
*laughs* I am sorry, but very ironically, when I was on your response, my boss called me and we had a meeting (stupid one *laughs). Then when I came out, I forgot what I was doing before. Sorry your feelings are hurt, I don't intend to. What about a hug? *smiles*.
• United States
29 Aug 07
It is really ok, I was just kidding. but thanks for responding. have a good night.
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@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
28 Aug 07
I wouldn't say stupid, but he is eaisly infulenced and persuaded by others. People know what he like and use that to their advantage, sort of tricking him in a way to get what they want. This dosent always work but I have seen people do this to him before.
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• Hong Kong
28 Aug 07
Right I would hate that and I would prefer bosses have a stronger belief!
@youless (93196)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Aug 07
Yeah, not all of them are stupid, but except for my boss:) I don't think my boss is very smart. Sometimes it just doesn't make a sense for his behaviors. I can't have a thought as well as him.
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• Hong Kong
25 Aug 07
Exactly what I am feeling right now! But I really hope to work with someone intelligent one day!
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
25 Aug 07
LOL, I'm retired now so I can tell the truth without getting in trouble. Stupid is pretty much a requirement for bosses, because of the Peter Principal which states that "every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence." As a former teacher, somewhat unique in that I worked in many non-teaching jobs as well, I can attest to the general validity of the saying that people who can't do anything else teach and those who cannot teach become administrators. Of course, this does not apply to all teachers. LOL.
• Hong Kong
25 Aug 07
Funny! No wonder why I start to have a feeling that I might not be able to find an intelligent boss to work with around here. How bad!
@vitekfdr (651)
• United States
23 Aug 07
i agree. Some bosses are really make believe that they are everything and you are nothing. Especially when you are doing a lot of work and boss thinks that it's not enough, i hate bosses like that.
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• Hong Kong
23 Aug 07
Me too! I really hate bosses like that! They are only human afterall!
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
23 Aug 07
I have met 3 kind of boss in my working life. First, she is really stupid about business, but she is rich, she have money can cover her stupidity, but she is not stupid about money. The second, he is not stupid, but he act like he knows nothing and the staff have to do all most of the job, he take all staff's energy. The last one, the most intelligent boss of mine. He acts both way, sometime he is stupid, sometimes he is not. He know how and when he has to be stupid, you see how smart he is. I said he is a snack, he knows exactly what good for him, and how act can be good for him. So he always makes us things " we make all mistakes, and he is the one to correct that". So be careful what kind of boss do you have!!!
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• Hong Kong
23 Aug 07
At least you are lucky to get ONE intelligent boss! I think that's like too much to ask for me. I am working with a super stupid boss and I am looking forward to the end of it!
@andyliuzn (991)
• China
26 Aug 07
Lukily,no for me till this moment. Anyway, they are bosses, if we don't do things per their orders, no matter how stupid they sounds, we turns to be some null.:) Don't you think so? You know, quite my bosses are HK people, they are not bad, and I do appreciate all the chances they have given for me. Andy
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@andyliuzn (991)
• China
26 Aug 07
Hi Rice Queen, Luckily, I have just been working in one place, and here in my company , my bosses are pretty stupid. But sometimes in this company, we must do whatever the bosses order. And what bosses are talking about, no matter it sounds like stupid or not, is proves to be right in the end... And you know, even the boss is stupid, he/she is the boss, we might say he/she is really stupid face to face when we become his/her boss, otherwise, we are also stupid to let him/her know that we deem her as a stupid/null.
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
25 Aug 07
I am lucky to say that i've never had a boss who i consider stupid...some workmates yep, but not the boss. My current boss is a nice guy...i was at her gf's house last night, they organized a party and it was great.
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@dpk262006 (56480)
• Delhi, India
25 Aug 07
Nothing is good or bad, but thinking make it so. NO one is perfect, so I do not think that bosses are stupid. I do not think that my boss is stupid. I pay due regards to him and I remain aware of the fact that he would be better than I in something or the another, that is whey he is my boss and I am his subordinate.
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
25 Aug 07
Peter Principle vs Peter Principal I probably should very quickly point out that the misspelling was deliberate--just an attempt at former schoolteacher humor.
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