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The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For 

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Updated August 11, 2019 5.8k votes 552 voters 12.2k views 81 items

List Rules Horrible bosses from fiction only. Vote up the worst bosses on the list.

List of the fictional bosses you’d least like to work for. Think your boss is bad? Your boss may not even compare to some of the horrible fictional bosses throughout time. Browse through this list of the fictional bosses you’d least like to work for to gain some new perspective on your own employment situation. Ranked by the community in order from the absolute worst to just kind of annoying, you are sure to find a boss worse than yours on the list.

Vote for the fictional boss you think is the absolute worst. Or, if you don’t see a particularly horrible fictional boss on the list, and him or her below so that others can vote as well.

Although some may think the boss they have is the worst, there are some fictional bosses that have even been known to stalk or kill their employees. After seeing a few of these fictional bosses that you’d least like to work for, you may start to appreciate your own boss a little more!
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Bill Lumbergh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Office Space
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Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons
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Ebenezer Scrooge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
A Christmas Carol
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Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Disney's House of Mouse, 102 Dalmatians, 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
101 Dalmations
5
Carter Pewterschmidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Carter Pewterschmidt Family Guy, Family Guy Universe
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Miranda Priestly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
The Devil Wears Prada
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Scar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Tom Islava added The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, The Lion King, The Lion King
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Nurse Ratched is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Tom Islava added One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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Dave Harken is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Clay Glenny added Horrible Bosses
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Bobby Pellitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Clay Glenny added Horrible Bosses
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Nathan Jessup is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Nathan Jessup A Few Good Men
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Les Grossman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Tropic Thunder
13
Frank Costello is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
AndreaPoole-Presslor added The Departed
The Departed
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Marsellus Wallace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Pulp Fiction
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Sue Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Glee, Glee Encore, Glee Universe
Glee
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Fagin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Tom Islava added Oliver Twist, Oliver Twist, Oliver Twist
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Mr. Slate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Slate The Flinstones
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Palpatine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars
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Gustavo Fring is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
CPete added Breaking Bad
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Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
AndreaPoole-Presslor added The Sopranos
The Sopranos
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Alonzo Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Training Day
22
Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Ahmed Maklad added SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast
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Mr. Spacely is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
The Jetsons
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Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars
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Gordon Gekko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Gordon Gekko Wall Street