fiction The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For  

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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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Bill Lumbergh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Bill Lumbergh Office Space

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198 38
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Ebenezer Scrooge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Ebenezer Scrooge A Christmas Carol

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110 34
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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Scar is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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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Bobby Pellitt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Clay Glenny added Bobby Pellitt Horrible Bosses

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Miranda Priestly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Miranda Priestly The Devil Wears Prada

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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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Frank Costello is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Les Grossman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Les Grossman Tropic Thunder

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Sue Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Sue Sylvester Glee, Glee Encore, Glee Universe - Glee

The Longest Hollywood Marriages

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Marsellus Wallace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Marsellus Wallace Pulp Fiction

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Alonzo Harris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Alonzo Harris Training Day

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Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Gordon Gekko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Gordon Gekko Wall Street

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Fagin is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Mr. Slate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Slate The Flinstones

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Mr. Spacely is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Spacely The Jetsons

The Greatest Female Villains

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Professor Callahan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Professor Callahan Legally Blonde

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Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 23 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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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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Buddy Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Buddy Ackerman Swimming With Sharks

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Gustavo Fring is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
CPete added Gustavo Fring Breaking Bad

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David Brent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
David Brent The Office

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Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For

The Best Spider-Man Villains

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B. P. Richfield is listed (or ranked) 29 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) 30 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Kellerman Dirty Dancing

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

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Margaret Tate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Margaret Tate The Proposal

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Mr. Jonathan Weed is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Mr. Jonathan Weed Family Guy

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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

The Hottest Female Swimmers

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Franklin Hart, Jr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For

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Basil Fawlty is listed (or ranked) 37 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) 38 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Louie De Palma Taxi

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Bob Kelso is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Allyson Mitchell added Bob Kelso Scrubs, Scrubs

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Megatron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
nataliejohnson009 added Megatron The Transformers, Transformers: Prime, Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand

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Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Michael Scott The Office

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Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Ahmed Maklad added Eugene H. Krabs SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast

The Best Mr. Deeds Quotes

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Blake is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Blake Glengarry Glen Ross

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Karen Walker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Karen Walker Will and Grace

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Mr Ehlert is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
possumprincess added Mr Ehlert

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Mr. Dithers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Dithers Blondie

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Nigel Wick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Nigel Wick The Drew Carey Show

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Russell Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Russell Dunbar Rules of Engagement

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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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Kerry Weaver is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Tom Derr added Kerry Weaver ER