We live in the times of the cruel job market where you basically have to shower in a sea of cold “Good luck in your future endeavors!” application rejections to even get to the point of an interview with absolutely no promise of getting a position.

Getting rejected is something all job seekers grow accustomed to, even though it melts your confidence with each letter, leaving you with a sense of last hope until you finally get your job and everything suddenly seems like a bad dream, a nightmare, to be honest.

So it’s only fair that many workers do everything they can to maintain their job even if that means they have to put up with the boss from hell. The subreddit “Antiwork” is a shelter for those who think of ending work, including those who have had enough of their employers and had to expose their deeds online.

Below is a list of the worst screenshots submitted by employees who basically deserve a medal for their patience. Scroll down and be sure to share your own experiences working with a bad boss in the comments, if you have one. And if you don’t, then we are happy for you!

#1

Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses

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KJ
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Glad they did call the health inspector, heartless manager.

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#2

Who’s The Boss Now?

Who’s The Boss Now?

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KJ
Community Member
1 month ago

Glad they quit and hope they found a new boss that isn't a robot in a human skin suit.

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#3

I Made The Mistake Of Calling In Sick For My Shift 8 Hours Before It Started. No Regrets

I Made The Mistake Of Calling In Sick For My Shift 8 Hours Before It Started. No Regrets

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Caro Caro
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm starting to get more furious by the minute reading these posts. Are there no laws to protect these workers in the usa?

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While you don’t have to be best friends with your boss, it’s only fair you two get along as much as possible, making it a healthy workplace environment to be in from 9 to 5 on a daily basis. But, sadly this is not always the case. A recent survey from jobsite Monster.com polled almost 1000 people openly seeking new jobs and found out some shocking revelations.

In fact, when asked why they wanted to leave their current employer, a whopping 76 percent of jobseekers named a "toxic" boss as the reason. Of course, we can debate for ages what the term “toxic” is exactly referring to as it may range from being a jerk to someone who is too demanding, micromanages everything, barks out orders, constantly criticizes his workers or exhibits inappropriate behavior.

#4

Got My Beer Balls On Right Now, I Think I Made The Right Decision

Got My Beer Balls On Right Now, I Think I Made The Right Decision

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Kanuli
Community Member
1 month ago

Missing the sober answer there, like:“ Dear boss, please excuse my drunk self. What I really wanted to say was: Eat. My. Ass.“

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#5

Between A Friend And His Manager At A Small Packing Plant

Between A Friend And His Manager At A Small Packing Plant

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Margot J. Piasecka
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

So how did it end?

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#6

I Encouraged My Cousin To Quit Her Job And She Finally Stood Up For Herself!!

I Encouraged My Cousin To Quit Her Job And She Finally Stood Up For Herself!!

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Susie Elle
Community Member
1 month ago

I gag everytime I read "I'm going to need you to-"

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One thing is clear—a toxic boss is someone who poisons the workplace with toxicity instead of using their power to motivate, inspire and understand their employees. Meanwhile, 26 percent of the employees in the Monster survey said their boss was "power-hungry" or only looking out for themselves. 18 percent called their boss a “micromanager” and 17 percent said their boss is “incompetent.” The other 15 percent said their boss is never around and doesn’t seem to care.

#7

Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses

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May
Community Member
1 month ago

WTF are Brain Flakes?!

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#8

I’ve Never Had To Put Up With This Sh*t Before

I’ve Never Had To Put Up With This Sh*t Before

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Hermione
Community Member
1 month ago

Could have missed out the last few texts and just not shown up. More impact that way.

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#9

Boss Called Me In The Middle Of Fixing The Day Shifts Mistakes On Top Of Doing My Own Job To Chew Me Out For Refusing A Customer. Needless To Say, She Won’t Have To Worry About Getting Anymore Complaints About Me

Boss Called Me In The Middle Of Fixing The Day Shifts Mistakes On Top Of Doing My Own Job To Chew Me Out For Refusing A Customer. Needless To Say, She Won’t Have To Worry About Getting Anymore Complaints About Me

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MAL
Community Member
1 month ago

You go, Kat!

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Another poll that surveyed 2,000 American office workers showed that they would rather have more feedback from their managers than more money. In fact, 53 percent of those surveyed said that more feedback on their role is the number one thing they want to see more of from their boss. Surprisingly, it turned out to be even more important than extra compensation (48%) and more honest communication (48%).

#10

Quit My Job Last Night, It Was Nice To Be Home To Make The Kids Breakfast And Take Them To School Today! Off To Hunt For A New Opportunity, Wish Me Luck

Quit My Job Last Night, It Was Nice To Be Home To Make The Kids Breakfast And Take Them To School Today! Off To Hunt For A New Opportunity, Wish Me Luck

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KJ
Community Member
1 month ago

A very quick flip in attitude by the senior worker, I hope they got stick for losing the employee.

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#11

I Was The Last Person At My Store, And I Quit Today After Being Expected To Come In And Help Customers After Being Exposed To Covid

I Was The Last Person At My Store, And I Quit Today After Being Expected To Come In And Help Customers After Being Exposed To Covid

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Aaron Lopez
Community Member
1 month ago

I like how she emojied his name

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#12

The Sign I Needed To Take The Plunge And Do What I Love For A Living

The Sign I Needed To Take The Plunge And Do What I Love For A Living

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Margot J. Piasecka
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Baam, nailed it, good answer - still on a very grown-up and professional way. I'm just wondering how the story ended.

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Moreover, 78 percent of the respondents who have been employed, seven in ten, have admired one of their managers as a role model. The results suggest that great managers, CEO and bosses are often overlooked in company’s success and play a vital role in keeping employees on top of their game.

Incredibly, an admirable boss can have so much positive and long-term influence on their employees that it may have a direct effect on their behavior. The survey found that 71 percent of the respondents said their role models directly impact their behavior and choices on a daily basis.

#13

Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses

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Dinie Violet
Community Member
1 month ago

That's me and my friends, we did so too my last job

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#14

That One Time My (Former) Boss Tried To Make Me Come In To Deliver Sandwiches During The Freeze In Texas

That One Time My (Former) Boss Tried To Make Me Come In To Deliver Sandwiches During The Freeze In Texas

My apartment hadn’t had power for two days and was forty degrees, the roads were still completely frozen and everyone was getting into car accidents, and I was 3 months pregnant.

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Caro Caro
Community Member
1 month ago

The lack of empathy from the boss is staggering.

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#15

My Girlfriend Works At A Recovery Home For Old People And People Who Need Help Physically And This Is What Her Boss Sent Her. 2 Weeks Later Her Coworker Came In With Covid And One Of The Patients Died From It

My Girlfriend Works At A Recovery Home For Old People And People Who Need Help Physically And This Is What Her Boss Sent Her. 2 Weeks Later Her Coworker Came In With Covid And One Of The Patients Died From It

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KJ
Community Member
1 month ago

Moronic boss.

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#16

Fact: Sh*tty Managers Is Why No One Wants To Work

Fact: Sh*tty Managers Is Why No One Wants To Work

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Mazer
Community Member
1 month ago

This person needs to call the health department on this fool

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#17

Recruiters Response After Being Told I Can’t Start On A Two Days Notice

Recruiters Response After Being Told I Can’t Start On A Two Days Notice

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Ebony
Community Member
1 month ago

When you apply for a job, don't they ask you when can you start?

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#18

I Quit A Day After This

I Quit A Day After This

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Susie Elle
Community Member
1 month ago

Man this is toxic

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#19

I Have Been Wanting To Quit My Job Of 10 Years Took A Mental Health Day To Think About It This Is What I Wake Up To..

I Have Been Wanting To Quit My Job Of 10 Years Took A Mental Health Day To Think About It This Is What I Wake Up To..

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

No sorry, I died in my sleep. Good bye.

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#20

I Work For A Multibillion Dollar Corporation. Which Of Us Is Actually Stealing Time?

I Work For A Multibillion Dollar Corporation. Which Of Us Is Actually Stealing Time?

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KJ
Community Member
1 month ago

Ten hour shifts with breaks of only fifteen minutes, yikes.

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#21

I'm Quite Annoyed And Want To Reply Accordingly, But I'm Unsure If My Words Hold Any Truth

I'm Quite Annoyed And Want To Reply Accordingly, But I'm Unsure If My Words Hold Any Truth

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Kanuli
Community Member
1 month ago

I don’t get it?

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#22

Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses

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Dodo
Community Member
1 month ago

How did this child become a boss?

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#23

How A Quit My Incredibly Toxic And Abusive Job A Couple Of Weeks Ago. Just Found This Sub And Thought I’d Throw It In There. I Had Worked 7- 60 Hr Weeks Str8 And Tried To Take Off For My 21st Birthday. Request Denied, So I Called Out Sick Instead. Boss Found Out And I Figured, F*ck It, And F*ck You

How A Quit My Incredibly Toxic And Abusive Job A Couple Of Weeks Ago. Just Found This Sub And Thought I’d Throw It In There. I Had Worked 7- 60 Hr Weeks Str8 And Tried To Take Off For My 21st Birthday. Request Denied, So I Called Out Sick Instead. Boss Found Out And I Figured, F*ck It, And F*ck You

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Trillian
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't really get this thing about "giving" people time off. Like, do you not have a certain number of vacations days a year? I never "ask" for time off, I tell them when I want to have time off and unless there is a major scheduling conflict with my coworkers I will get that time off.

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#24

I Was Sick And 10.50 An Hour Wasn’t Enough To Make Me Stay During A Pandemic

I Was Sick And 10.50 An Hour Wasn’t Enough To Make Me Stay During A Pandemic

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Pat Bond
Community Member
1 month ago

Ha ha the guilt trip at the end. Toby was correct to leave.,

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#25

My Buddy's Boss Last Night. Good For Him But I Wouldn't Have Answered

My Buddy's Boss Last Night. Good For Him But I Wouldn't Have Answered

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kath morgan
Community Member
1 month ago

Stop answering the phone out of hours!

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#26

Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses

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Mazer
Community Member
1 month ago

High road traveler

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#27

Yeah, Let Me Just Cancel All My Plans. I’ve Made Months In Advance. Be Right There

Yeah, Let Me Just Cancel All My Plans. I’ve Made Months In Advance. Be Right There

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Happiness is Hippo
Community Member
1 month ago

That can't be legal?

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#28

Got Fired After Having Allergic Reaction To Second Vaccine Dose

Got Fired After Having Allergic Reaction To Second Vaccine Dose

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AnnaBanana
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, sorry if my anaphylaxis inconveniences you!

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#29

Got Illegally Fired From My Job, And Then The District Manager Had To Tell My Store Manager To Re-Hire Me

Got Illegally Fired From My Job, And Then The District Manager Had To Tell My Store Manager To Re-Hire Me

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Pat Bond
Community Member
1 month ago

The store manager is illiterate, how did they make it to manager level?

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#30

My Boss Who Expected In The Office The Day After My Mom Died

My Boss Who Expected In The Office The Day After My Mom Died

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K R
Community Member
1 month ago

Garbage person

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