• United States
27 May 07
The worst boss I ever had so far was Andrew Brett, two bosses ago at my work. Andrew was so inflexible, it was amazing. It was like the stick up his butt had a stick up ITS butt. He would time our lunches and our breaks and he would hold our reports up to the light like he was looking for some small smudge on the paper or something. He was also 7th day adventist and refused to work at all on the sabbath even though he was a social worker and work that he was doing was helping children who didn't have any family, which is the lord's work for sure if you ask me. He also had this weird disturbing relationship with a female employee who was seriously bona fide CRAZY and terrorized everyone in the office. He always excused her behavior and told everyone to be patient with her because she was mentally ill. She was seriously too mentally ill to be working, she was honestly so frightening, everyone in the office was afraid of her. She had borderline personality disorder for sure along with bipolar. (They could have made a movie about her, she reminds me of the chick on whatever happened to baby jane). He was also a real conversative jerk and had no tolerance for any ideas outside of his own. He was real judgemental of everyone and was so high and mighty. He was lazy too though and was never a good leader. He would make unreasonable demands on his workers and he would turn his back on people who needed help. I remember one time a foster mother came into the office and began crying because she was really upset over something that had happened with her foster daughter. She requested to speak to Andrew but he refused, saying it wasn't his case and he shouldn't have to deal with it. He was a class A wanker.
27 May 07
The worst boss I ever had was a female VP of Corporate Accounting. I was her assistant at the time and I was fairly young (25/26 years old). As an example, when I got pregnant with my first child, she would tell me that I "wasn't allowed" to take a lunch break (or even take an alternate break later in the afternoon) because we were "too busy" and I'd have to work right through. I always arrived early in the morning and started to work immediately but she would still keep me late at night "just in case" she needed something. She was a control freak. I wasn't doing my own work through lunch either (my parts were always done) -- I would be inputting HER data, so that it would all be sitting there waiting for her to start the minute she got back from HER lunch. In another scenario, I might not have cared but, because I was pregnant, I was being careful with my health and I felt that denying me the chance to eat was unfair. I filed a complaint against her (with a gov't agency that determines fair labor standards and practices) and I won (although I got my head chewed off by her boss for doing it -- he said I should have just told him and he would have "fixed things" instead of letting anyone outside of the company know what she was doing... as though I had to protect her/their reputation???). Interesting note -- after she had HER first baby, she would bring the baby to the office on the weekends and lay her on the floor while she worked. On Monday morning, her desk would be covered with used bottles (not washed out) and her trash can would be full of dirty diapers. Some Mondays, she'd bring her nanny in with her in the morning to clean up her OFFICE and take things back home!! She really struck me as a woman who was caught between wanting to be a Mom and feeling like she had to act so tough to succeed in the corporate world.
• United States
26 Apr 07
I had a boss at a store I was working at overnight who insisted on trying to make my life miserable..I was the only cashier there at night that actually worked and was responsible for stock as well as making sure the place was clean by morning..this lady would sneak in extra early just to try to catch me doing something wrong..I would take calls on my cell phone all night, so when she got there, she thought I wasn't going to answer my phone..she even told me my ringers were too loud..she would follow me around and ask me stupid questions like..who put all these ___ here? Like I am the one who planned where things would go in the store..she would come in and watch me on camera and as soon as I looked as though I was busy, call me to her office to give me a list of stuff she felt I did wrong..she was just plain evil..when I left there, I shouldn't have went off the way I did, but that troll had it coming..
2 Feb 07
I once had this boss who is so obnoxious in everything he does. There are times he want to have something accomplished even though the circumstances prove it impossible. There was one time he asked me to program a complete freight system in 3 hours! With all the documentations and stuff! Well, that's how ignorant bosses can get when they do not have the slightest idea of what they are talking about. =/