They say there’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’. But some people are selfish, shortsighted, and seem keen to ruin everyone’s day for their own pleasure or gain. Naturally, we call these people jerks. While unpleasant to deal with, your average, run-of-the-mill jerk isn’t usually someone to fear. Not so if they’re your boss.
Good bosses are a godsend, but bad bosses make you pray for divine intervention. Even worse than merely incompetent managers are bosses who love being jerks. Jerk bosses are by far the crème de la crème of all possible types of the species known as jerks.
Bored Panda made this list of the greatest examples of bosses acting like jerks, so you can feel a bit happier about working at your current job, in comparison. So go make yourself some popcorn, grab yourself a drink, and scroll down. Upvote your fave jerk boss stories and let us know if something similar has ever happened to you! Be sure to take a look at Bored Panda’s other stories about jerk bosses, regular everyday jerks, and the vast differences between leaders and bosses.
So My Boss Calls Me To A Meeting On My Day Off, Then Asks Me To Arrange The Meeting Room
After Receiving A $50 Gift Card For Walmart As A Christmas Gift From My Boss, I Was Happy Until I Saw That It Had Been Deducted From My Paycheck
Your mom probably told you to stay away from jerks when you were a kid. However, when we’re all grown up, we can’t always choose our colleagues (and especially not our bosses), as we choose our friends. I’m sure that at one point or another we’ve all met jerks that made us grit our teeth, put on a fake smile and pretend like everything’s just peachy. When all we really wanted to do was Sparta Kick them into a volcano as a sacrifice to the venerable Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Artists At My Local Tattoo Shop Left This For Their Boss After Finding A Motion Detector That Records Video In The Unisex BR
My Boss Said "No" Too Many Times. He Forced My Hand. I Quit! Now While He's Miserable. My Feet Are In The Sand. F Him
Ohio State University researcher Bennett Tepper explained to the Harvard Business Review that “if your boss is hostile toward you, you are going to be less satisfied with your job, less committed to the work. You are more likely to experience psychological distress. We know that performance suffers; we know that people are less helpful when their boss is hostile toward them.” So far, so good.
So I Bring A Pecan Pie To Work. By Noon It Was Missing. Found It A Few Hours Later In My Boss's Office
“I have found no upside whatsoever to a boss being hostile, even though there is a lay belief out there that if you kind of kick people a little bit, maybe you can get them motivated. We never seem to find evidence of that,” Tepper revealed how aggressive behavior isn’t too great for inspiring folks to work harder.
One Of A Seemingly Endless Series Of Unreasonable Notes Left By My Boss. It’s Great Here
Tepper and his colleagues checked whether acting aggressively right back at a hostile boss would yield any positive results. Are you ready for the shocking news? No, acting like a jerk to your jerk boss doesn’t create anything of value for you, nor for anyone else. The old adage that two wrongs don’t make a right is absolutely correct. Only, in this case, two jerks don’t make a warm and supportive work environment.
Far from everyone has the luxury of quitting their jobs at the drop of a hat. That means that for quite a number of different possible reasons, some people are stuck working for bosses they otherwise wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole. What can you do to survive if you’re in such a situation? Sometimes, a change in perspective can help. Thrive Global proposes learning all you can from your boss, doing the best work you can, and taking responsibility for your own happiness.
Shift Manager At My Work Was Just Diagnosed With Colon Cancer, Our Store Manager Put This Sign Out A Week Later
Meanwhile, the BBC suggests you meditate at the office every day and watch the stress go away. And if you’re feeling overwhelmed with life, take a few deep breaths, go for a walk, cuddle a doggo, and remember all the wonderful things in life you’re grateful for. Keep calm and carry on, my friends!
Boss Didn't Like The Color Of The Chairs In The Break Room. So Now We Just Don't Have Chairs
My Boss Installed An IP Camera At The Store To Spy On Us When He's Away. I Retaliated With This Rig
My Boss Was Deathly Serious When He Posted This. Looks Like I'm Spending Some Quality Time At Work This Year
Quit My Job Yesterday Because I Was Tired Of The Unprofessional Environment - Got This Text From My Supervisor Today
This Is The Drinking Water Filter At My Work. It's Been Getting Darker By The Day But My Boss Insists It's Doing Its Job Still
Leave Work For One Day And My Boss Replaced My Large Monitor That I Use To Make Prototype Models And Engravings On Products With This Tiny One
My Brothers GF Sent Him This From Her Workplace, This Is What Her Boss Posted
Came To Work To Find That My Boss Threw Away Everyone’s Desks And Replaced Them With Dressers, A Sheet Of Glass, And Saddle Chairs
My Boss Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Play Drag Racing. On His iPad. While Driving A Truck. On The Highway
The Way My Boss Asked Me To Order Her More Pens Like This One. I'm Sure She's Just Bluffing.......
My Christmas Gift From My Boss. Fortune 500 Company. No Christmas Bonus, Post It Notes, 2 Pieces Of Chocolate, Pen, Jeans One Day
Work For Multimillion Dollar Company. Employer Refuses To Pay For Drinking Water. Group Of Employees Decides To Pitch-In And Pay
If You Park Like This... You Are My Boss, So I Can't Say Anything
My Boss Ordered A Box Of 6000 Pepper Packets Instead Of A Shaker, So Now I Get To Spend My Saturday Cutting Open Packets For Our Burger Seasoning
The Six Pack Of Macarons Cost More Than Six Individual Ones. "You Weren't Supposed To Notice" Is What The Manager Working Told Me
My Boss Wears His $50,000 Green Diamond Ring To Work, Laying Asphalt
Boss Asks To Fix Our Electrical Problem. Nope
The Property Manager Is Cutting Down The Trees Because It’s Expensive To Maintain Them
When Your Boss Is A Jerk And Demands You Stack The Water "So It Looks Nice"
As A Former Manager At McDonald's I Was Forced By My Supervisors To Keep Our Little Infestation A Secret...
I Work At A Very Profitable Restaurant And Someone Decided To Punch A Hole In The Bathroom Ceiling. This Is How My Millionaire Boss Decided To Fix It
When Your Boss Brings Her Puppy To Work And Then Makes A Comment Along The Lines Of: “Maybe I Should Just Pay Everyone Quarter Pay When He’s Here Cuz Nobody Gets Any Work Done.” Wtf
Instead Of Helping The Team During Rush My Manager Spent The Time Writing This In Our Break Room
New Office Manager Makes Her Mark And Uses Lots Of Ink To Make Sure It's Clear
My Apartment Manager Refuses To Buy A New Grill Scraper And Says This Is Perfectly Fine
Caught My Boss Living In The Office After A Divorce Making His Dinner. Always Thought The Coffee Tasted Odd
Delayed Christmas Present From My Boss. I Have No Idea What The Underlying Thoughts Are
I Work In An Italian Restaurant. These Are The Notes Of Encouragement(?) That My Boss Regularly Posts Around The Place. I Love Working For Him
This Is The Managers Idea Of Saving Liquor Then Selling It Back
Me: *Dies* My Boss: "So You Comin' In?"
The snow is at least 2ft. The street is completely unplowed. So you want me to get up at 6, while it's dark out, and shovel- while there's a blizzard- just so I can go onto my unplowed street? Ha. Yeah, ok.
And while we live near each other, I live twenty minutes out of town on a private road in the county while she lives in town.