While not always seeing eye-to-eye with your boss is perfectly normal, sometimes the behavior of managers can be just plain toxic. The Twitter users below can attest with the stories they’ve shared about the worst things their managers have ever done to them. It ranges from being heartless to having ridiculously unrealistic—and impossible to meet—standards. Think you have a terrible boss? You might want to read through all of these tweets first and then maybe decide that yours isn’t so bad after all!
This boss redefines the meaning of “cheap.”
I used to have a boss who had the company Xmas party at his house every year, so he could use company money to pay for landscaping and cleaning service, and feed his family for weeks after with the leftovers. #G7Summit #Doral https://t.co/gdhJqEjql9
— (((evan shapīro))) (@eshap) October 17, 2019
Brown face?!? Enough said.
A complete lack of sensitivity.
Omg. I used to have a boss who would constantly cite my illness as a reason to negotiate hours paid vs what I actually worked. She said that since I’m not as fast due to my health, I would have to reduce my hours. Small business = discrimination 1/2
— Julie Shaw⚄ (@Julie44shaw) October 14, 2019
Sexism, unfortunately, can be very real in the workplace.
A boss I used to have, had no problem saying out loud “see, this is why I hate hiring girls” when one of the WOMEN got pregnant. This was 3 years ago, not in the 70s.
— That Girl (@Canoe747) October 10, 2019
This should actually be illegal!
Boss at the grocery store I worked full time at for years in my early 20s had us scheduled for 30 minutes less than legal “full time” a week
— I Had A Tweet, Joe (@bombsfall) October 16, 2017
What was this boss doing for the past two years?
Two years after being fired, I received an email from my former boss asking if I could train my replacement. 🤔
— Ashley Benson (@AshleyB030685) October 16, 2019
This manager needs a priority check.
I’ve talked about this before, but at a previous job, some gross dudes on the team I led wrote a nasty letter about me to my boss. My boss acknowledged it was horrible and inappropriate, but said we couldn’t do anything about it until the project shipped, because ~productivity~. https://t.co/w4Ggd5D15n
— Tracy 🌈🎃🍂🦇 (@GDAnnin) October 17, 2019
I had a boss complain that I was using my personal phone too much while my spouse was undergoing a risky pregnancy. Then the boss said I was using too much leave time after the baby was born.
Good thing is, that boss is long gone and I’m still here!
— Ben Blankley (@BenBlankley) October 16, 2019
Admitting you’re wrong shouldn’t be this hard.
Was reprimanded @ cracker barrel for a no show despite my schedule saying I had no shift. Apparently I was supposed to psychically know that the GM made a mistake & expected me to call in to verify shifts. No thanks, it’s illegal to notify workers of shifts <7 days in advance.
— afraidan ghoulish (@AerialShading) October 16, 2019
Um, yeah, because medical leave is usually a real relaxing time.
got put on a doctor-ordered leave for a month because of a total mental breakdown and as soon as I stepped back into the office she asked how was my vacation
— que sad adrian (@quesadadrian) October 16, 2019
Our friend @kateljacobson has one that tops any of ours: she once gave a customer CPR—saving their life—and the boss said: ”That’s coming out of your lunch break.” Cool, cool /
— Spark Poster (@SparkPoster) October 16, 2019
This boss should be ashamed.
After suffering a head injury on the job that required nine stitches, my boss persuaded the then-teenaged me to come into work the next day.
I did not get paid for the half-day I missed.
— Ivica Folnovic (but a ghost) (@ivicaf) October 16, 2019
How does this boss sleep at night?
She talked me in to taking time off to travel before starting my first job after college… She rescinded the offer by mail while I was away on my trip.
— Ian 🌹 (@mr_ian) October 16, 2019
Karma was served up super fast.
(Food safety, vomit tw) threw out a moldy end of pork roll. boss fished it out of the garbage, cooked it on the flattop while yelling at me the whole time abt wasting product, ate it, threw up five minutes later & I closed by myself.
— best of her name (@kayandthebros) October 16, 2019
Why should workers suffer for boss’ terrible decisions?
About a month before open enrollment, my then-spouse’s boss announced that everyone’s health coverage was terminated effective five months previously bc his wife lost all the business’s money on gambling
— 🍁🍂BOG WITCH AUTUMN🍂🍁 (@MissFruitypie) October 16, 2019
Nepotism is just horrible.
Let three people go so she could hire her girlfriend’s entire family.
This was a live/work situation so getting let go meant finding a new house.
— Lovecraftian Danskin (@InnuendoStudios) October 16, 2019
You deserved better anyway!
After leaving my job of four years they held a going away party where my boss got my name wrong in their speech and on my card
— Bim-Boo! (@Yuri_Librarian) October 16, 2019
WHO DOES THIS?
A general manager where I used to work came into his store with a ski mask and a real loaded gun to test what they would do if there was a robbery.
— Mouthy (@BabyHazelnut) October 16, 2019