Who are the worst bosses ever? If you think you've got it bad, just read a few of these and come into work tomorrow morning at peace with the fact that your bad boss isn't going to fire you over bringing him/her a flat Coke or liking a Facebook page. All of the bad bosses you've ever had ain't got nothin on the worst bosses of all time. And if they do, maybe it's time you looked for a better place to work (i.e. the streets).
Boss Takes Away Company Chairs
In a Bad Boss contest, this winner takes the gold cup. A former employee at a Minnesota non-profit started work to raise money for a cause. They had to reach goals. They were on their way...
So the first month after launch and doing $75K, we were all proud of ourselves, but we were all written up because "it wasn't enough"Best of all: A disabled employee had her chair taken away, too. Since her job description was rewritten as a "standing only" position, the writer was required to fire her.
The second month we doubled sales to $150K, but "it wasn't enough"...so to "teach us a lesson" Our boss took away all of our chairs...FOREVER!!!Yes, we were in the ecommerce department, with NO CHAIRS, hunched over our desks working on computers all day long.
Woman Donates Kidney to Boss, Gets Fired
Debbie Stevens, a Long Island mother who sources could only describe as "kind and generous", donated a kidney to save her boss's life. The woman was then fired soon after, by the very same boss to whom she donated the kidney.
"I decided to become a kidney donor to my boss, and she took my heart," she said.
After temporarily moving away and taking another job elsewhere, Stevens decided to visit her old town in Long Island and meet up with her former employer, Jackie Brucia. Brucia had told her all about her health problems and that she had a kidney donor all lined up. Stevens, the kind-hearted, wonderful woman she is, then offered to donate her own kidney nonetheless, should she ever need it.
A few months go by and Stevens moves back to Long Island indefinitely, asking her old boss for her old job back. A few weeks later, she has a job. The boss, Jackie Brucia, let Stevens work for a while before calling her into the office and telling her that her kidney fell through.
Stevens quickly donated her kidney, which actually wasn't a perfect match, but it did help Brucia get up higher on the donor list. So Stevens donated her kidney to someone else so that Brucia could have a quicker transplant. This woman is a saint.
Soon afterward Brucia kept asking the woman who'd just donated a kidney (which is a very painful process for the donors and includes all kinds of digestive problems and body pain) "What are you doing? Why aren't you at work? You can't just come and go as you please. People are going to think you're getting special treatment."
If you're a co-worker of a person who just donated a kidney to the boss, not only are you going to have compassion for them already (I have a hard time giving a day of my weekend to my boss), but you're going to understand if invasive surgery keeps them out of the office for a few days.
Stevens was then moved to another dealership (these are all car dealers, by the way) 50 miles away from her home in a high-crime neighborhood that her co-workers jokingly called "Siberia". She was being punished for the medical implications of saving her boss's life. She was then fired. Lawyers were involved and the woman still does not work there anymore.Source
Boss Kills Workers for Asking for Salaries
Maybe you've dreamed of killing your boss (#dark), but in Soviet Russia, boss kills you. In March 2009, a group of minibus drivers working in the central Russian city Nizhny Novgorod went on strike following a salary cut. The men - all Uzbek nationals - were especially upset because their boss not only cut their wages, but also took their passports. That meant they couldn't even leave the country.
The strikers confronted their boss to demand payment, but things got heated when he took out a pump-action gun and fired at the crowd. He wounded 47 year-old worker Aktam Khuzhamuratov and fled the scene. Khuzhamuratov died later that day.This wasn't the first time a boss turned on his employees. In 2007 in Atlanta, Lithuanian car dealership owner Rolandas Milinavicius shot and killed his only two workers, Inga Contrearas (25) and Martynas Simokaitis (28), who had been asking for more money. Turns out the only thing Milinavicius had to unload on them was stress. Well, and bullets.
Boss Fires Employee for Flat Coca Cola, Not Recognizing Him
It's understandable for an employee to want to keep a low profile at the workplace, but some bosses expect all their staff at the front-and-center. Jim Dolan, son of Cablevision / HBO founder / billionaire Charles Dolan, is one of those bosses. As chairman of Madison Square Garden, he has a reputation for being an absolute tool. Cases in point:
-He once fired an employee for serving him flat cola.
-He once fired a security guard for not recognizing his face.
It’s not appropriate. It’s also not appropriate to murder anyone. I don’t know if that’s happened here.Whatever that means. Dolan also reportedly let Knicks player Stephon Marbury use his own truck to get down with a MSG intern - which officially makes him either the World's Worst Boss or the Best.