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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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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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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Scar is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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Dave Harken is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Clay Glenny added Dave Harken Horrible Bosses

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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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Bobby Pellitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Clay Glenny added Bobby Pellitt 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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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

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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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Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Alonzo Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Alonzo Harris Training Day

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Fagin is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Gordon Gekko is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Gordon Gekko Wall Street

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

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

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Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Al Swearengen Deadwood

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Mr. Spacely is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Spacely The Jetsons

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Professor Callahan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Professor Callahan Legally Blonde

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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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Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Mr. Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Mr. Kellerman Dirty Dancing

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David Brent is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
David Brent The Office

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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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Margaret Tate is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Margaret Tate The Proposal

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

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Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For

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Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Ari Gold Entourage

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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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Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 35 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

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Palpatine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added Palpatine Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Star Wars

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Megatron is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Justin Pitt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Justin Pitt Seinfeld

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Franklin Hart, Jr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For

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Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added Darth Vader 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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Basil Fawlty is listed (or ranked) 41 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) 42 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
zxray added Louie De Palma Taxi

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Jabba the Hutt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added Jabba the Hutt Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars

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Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Michael Scott The Office

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Grand Moff Tarkin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added Grand Moff Tarkin Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody

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

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Blake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
Blake Glengarry Glen Ross

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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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Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
starwarssuperfan added Vito Corleone The Godfather Saga, The Godfather, The Godfather Saga - The Godfather  

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Mr Ehlert is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For
possumprincess added Mr Ehlert