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
Office Space

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223 52
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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143 44
Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 3 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

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157 52
Ebenezer Scrooge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
A Christmas Carol

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129 44
Carter Pewterschmidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

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93 28
Scar is listed (or ranked) 6 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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76 19
Nurse Ratched is listed (or ranked) 7 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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139 59
Miranda Priestly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
The Devil Wears Prada

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65 17
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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66 18
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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90 39
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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75 35
Les Grossman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Tropic Thunder

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63 26
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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66 34
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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62 31
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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40 14
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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72 41
Alonzo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Training Day

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56 28
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
AndreaPoole-Presslor added The Sopranos - The Sopranos

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14 1
Palpatine is listed (or ranked) 19 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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30 8
Gustavo Fring is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
CPete added Breaking Bad

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66 41
Gordon Gekko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Wall Street

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75 50
Mr. Slate is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
The Flinstones

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40 21
Professor Callahan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Professor Callahan Legally Blonde

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65 44
Mr. Spacely is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
The Jetsons

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42 24
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Deadwood

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46 29
Buddy Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Swimming With Sharks

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67 49
Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part III

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44 28
Margaret Tate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
The Proposal

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39 25
Mr. Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Kellerman Dirty Dancing

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90 74
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For

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48 34
David Brent is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
The Office

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32 19
B. P. Richfield is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
liriodendron added B. P. Richfield Dinosaurs

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shaurya-kapoor added Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3

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45 36
Mr. Jonathan Weed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Mr. Jonathan Weed Family Guy

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41 32
Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Entourage

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28 22
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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10 3
Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 37 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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16 10
Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 38 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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10 4
Megatron is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
nataliejohnson009 added The Transformers, Transformers: Prime, Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand

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33 29
Justin Pitt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Seinfeld

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7 1
Jabba the Hutt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars

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31 28
Basil Fawlty is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Fawlty Towers

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28 25
Louie De Palma is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Taxi

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7 2
Grand Moff Tarkin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody

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76 83
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
The Office

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27 27
Wilhelmina Slater is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Ugly Betty

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5 2
The Joker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added The Batman, The Dark Knight

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4 1
General Armitage Hux is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added

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4 1
Count Dooku is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

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4 1
Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added The Godfather Saga, The Godfather, The Godfather Saga - The Godfather