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Let's face it--in one way or another, we all work for The Man. As a great man once said, "all work and no play make Jack a dull boy". And we all know what happened to that guy. Don't let a crappy boss get you down, there's always better out there.

u/ColossusXT asked: Employees of Reddit, how did you first find out your boss was actually just an idiot that makes more money than you?


Serious balls.

When he told me instead of taking my new higher paying job I should just work more hours at my current one for him.

Lauer99

Had something similar happen to me. I did my substitution service and after 6 months like a week before it was over my boss approached me about extending the service for another 3 to 6 months. "You can make some serious money before you start university".


I just plainly looked at her ran the numbers in my head and told her "2,78€/hour is not serious money. I can do literally 4 times this much with working in a f*cking factory or something. But since I now know the routines around here and we are supposed to be 2 full time employees here plus me and any interns instead of one full time and me I am willing to think about it if you match the 12,50€/hr salary".

She literally exploded in the room in front of the other employee and several patients calling me ungrateful, arrogant and what not. I just smiled at her turned around and continued to do my work. The full time employee approached me when the boss had left and just said "I am gonna quit here at the end of the month too. Wish I had your balls to tell her off like this though".

maverick1191

PLEASE vote, people.

Giphy

I had a boss once who refused to register to vote because she didn't want jury duty and then got jury duty because that's not the only way they pick. She ended up serving for a week.

adeiner

I'm ok with that person not voting.

Brideshead

Uhhhhhh

Dropped a ton of cash renting art from a museum's art bank for our (decrepit Chinatown) office. Then didn't have money to pay salaries.

Peregrine2976

I worked for one where the CEO spent $200k+ on building out a new office for our full-time telecommuting tech startup.

Several employees lived outside of the city, and almost all of those in the city found it a pain in the a** to get to the office, which was in a semi-industrial area.

It was, however, a quick drive to the CEO's house.

I'm not sure what happened to the company, but I left when I found out they were debating whether to fold or replace the CEO.

dexx4d

Fourth trimester?

My manager (woman who's in nursing school) thought that women were pregnant for 12 months.

birb_in_disguise

Everyone knows the fourth trimester is the roughest.

Cantsaythatoutloud

Why would you think that?

Giphy

The time he got really b*tchy/passive aggressive a few months after he hired me which finally boiled over when he got mad and said "I HIRED YOU BECAUSE I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO RUN THIS COMPANY FOR ME!"

I'm a graphic designer by the way.

Axl_Bundy

Wow indeed.

I write ": )" on papers I grade for a professor. He accused me of writing slurs in my native language even though it's just a f*cking smiley face.

aRationalShill

In high school I had a math teacher who said equilateral triangles looked like an Asian person

The whole room got quiet and one of the bad a** kids even said " ......wow."

Zenkikid

LMAO

My manager told me to mop the breakroom floor. I did. She freaked out that it was slippery (two seconds after I was done).

necrocripple

Shoulda gotten it dry cleaned.

Discount_Timelord

I mean, it's not like it's your job or anything.

Giphy

He couldn't do basic math while pretending to have a masters. Couldn't use Excel either...

abad84

The former CFO asked me who was in charge of the Finance department. I still don't know if it was a joke.

TheHealadin

Seems legit.

I did business with company A while working at company B. Company A offered me a job because they liked how I operated. I went through an extensive interview process, they said I was great, they had my resume, knew my experience and specialties, what I was capable of, etc.

After a few weeks they kept telling me "you need a degree in electrical engineering to understand this" when they knew I had no understanding of electrical engineering and left that part of the job description out when they hired me. I was pissed so I spent the next few months interviewing at other companies while getting paid a nice salary. I had another job before they fired me. No regrets.

donutshopsss

:0

I used to do computer repair. New boss was hired, and it started to become obvious she knew nothing about computers. Every morning she'd ask me what I was going to do for the day, then repeat back what I said as an order.

I told the receptionist about this, and she told me I was probably just overreacting.

Then one morning the receptionist was in the repair room and witnessed this exchange:

Boss: Fievelm, what are you working on?

Me: I'm installing Windows on this machine, cleaning spyware off of that one, and transferring data between those laptops.

Boss: OK. I need you to install Windows on that machine, clean the spyware off of that one, and transfer the data on those laptops. Can you get all that done?

I look over at the receptionist and her mouth was agape.

Thankfully that boss did not last long, and I moved on to greener pastures.

fievelm

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