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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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Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Burns The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

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Bill Lumbergh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Bill Lumbergh Office Space

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Ebenezer Scrooge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Ebenezer Scrooge 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 Cruella de Vil Disney's House of Mouse, 102 Dalmatians, 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure - 101 Dalmations

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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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Dave Harken is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Clay Glenny added Dave Harken Horrible Bosses

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Bobby Pellitt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Clay Glenny added Bobby Pellitt Horrible Bosses

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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 Nurse Ratched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Miranda Priestly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Miranda Priestly The Devil Wears Prada

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Scar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Tom Islava added Scar The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, The Lion King, The Lion King

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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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Marsellus Wallace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Marsellus Wallace Pulp Fiction

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Alonzo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Alonzo Training Day

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Les Grossman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Les Grossman Tropic Thunder

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Gordon Gekko is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Gordon Gekko Wall Street

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Mr. Slate is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Slate The Flinstones

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Frank Costello is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Frank Costello The Departed - The Departed

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Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Tony Soprano The Sopranos - The Sopranos

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Mr. Spacely is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Spacely The Jetsons

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Sue Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Sue Sylvester Glee, Glee Encore, Glee Universe - Glee

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Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For

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Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Michael Corleone The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part III

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Fagin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Tom Islava added Fagin Oliver Twist, Oliver Twist, Oliver Twist

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Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Al Swearengen Deadwood

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David Brent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
David Brent The Office

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Buddy Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Buddy Ackerman Swimming With Sharks

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B. P. Richfield is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
liriodendron added B. P. Richfield Dinosaurs

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Mr. Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Kellerman Dirty Dancing

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Margaret Tate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Margaret Tate The Proposal

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Professor Callahan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Professor Callahan Legally Blonde

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Mr. Jonathan Weed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Mr. Jonathan Weed Family Guy

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shaurya-kapoor added J. Jonah Jameson Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3

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Gustavo Fring is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
CPete added Gustavo Fring Breaking Bad

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Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Ari Gold Entourage

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Justin Pitt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Justin Pitt Seinfeld

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Basil Fawlty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Basil Fawlty Fawlty Towers

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Louie De Palma is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Louie De Palma Taxi

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Karen Walker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Karen Walker Will and Grace

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Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Michael Scott The Office

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Franklin Hart, Jr is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For

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Blake is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Blake Glengarry Glen Ross

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Mr Ehlert is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
possumprincess added Mr Ehlert

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Nigel Wick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Nigel Wick The Drew Carey Show

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Captain Frank Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Captain Frank Ramsey Crimson Tide

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Kerry Weaver is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Tom Derr added Kerry Weaver ER

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Mr. Angelino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Angelino Three's Company

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Mr. Dithers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Dithers Blondie

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Colonel Winter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Colonel Winter The Last Castle

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Wilhelmina Slater is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Wilhelmina Slater Ugly Betty

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Russell Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Russell Dunbar Rules of Engagement