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.

#1

So My Boss Calls Me To A Meeting On My Day Off, Then Asks Me To Arrange The Meeting Room

So My Boss Calls Me To A Meeting On My Day Off, Then Asks Me To Arrange The Meeting Room

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Demonic cow
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1 year ago

It’s fitting, the boss sounds like a total dick.

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#2

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

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

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wandile dludlu
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1 year ago

They are counting on you not looking at your pay slip

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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.

#3

Artists At My Local Tattoo Shop Left This For Their Boss After Finding A Motion Detector That Records Video In The Unisex BR

Artists At My Local Tattoo Shop Left This For Their Boss After Finding A Motion Detector That Records Video In The Unisex BR

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

That is definitely a police matter if that is indeed true.

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#4

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

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

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Enuya
Community Member
1 year ago

Good for you. Although having this kind of conversation via text messages seems a bit childish and unprofessional.

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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.

#5

My Coworker Went All Wet Seal On Our Boss Today

My Coworker Went All Wet Seal On Our Boss Today

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder how he became a boss in the first place, this is pathetic

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#6

So I Bring A Pecan Pie To Work. By Noon It Was Missing. Found It A Few Hours Later In My Boss's Office

So I Bring A Pecan Pie To Work. By Noon It Was Missing. Found It A Few Hours Later In My Boss's Office

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

what an ass****

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“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.

#7

Secret Recording Device Under Break Room Table At Work

Secret Recording Device Under Break Room Table At Work

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Enuya
Community Member
1 year ago

Is is even legal? I hope you reported this...

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#8

One Of A Seemingly Endless Series Of Unreasonable Notes Left By My Boss. It’s Great Here

One Of A Seemingly Endless Series Of Unreasonable Notes Left By My Boss. It’s Great Here

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

they might start charging for water and toilet paper next

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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.

#9

Our Boss Doesn't Let Us Take Any Home!

Our Boss Doesn't Let Us Take Any Home!

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a catastrophe of epic proportions, no pizza should ever have to endure such suffering

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#10

This Structural Pole My Boss Refuses To Fix

This Structural Pole My Boss Refuses To Fix

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

There are laws regarding the structural safety of buildings. Notify the proper authorities.

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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.

#11

When Your Good Service Rewards Only Your Boss

When Your Good Service Rewards Only Your Boss

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

Greed

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#12

Shift Manager At My Work Was Just Diagnosed With Colon Cancer, Our Store Manager Put This Sign Out A Week Later

Shift Manager At My Work Was Just Diagnosed With Colon Cancer, Our Store Manager Put This Sign Out A Week Later

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Wow that's fucking cold! Hopefully the shift manager ends up hiring his very own replacement.

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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!

#13

Boss Didn't Like The Color Of The Chairs In The Break Room. So Now We Just Don't Have Chairs

Boss Didn't Like The Color Of The Chairs In The Break Room. So Now We Just Don't Have Chairs

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

Fun Times

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#14

My Boss Installed An IP Camera At The Store To Spy On Us When He's Away. I Retaliated With This Rig

My Boss Installed An IP Camera At The Store To Spy On Us When He's Away. I Retaliated With This Rig

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't think Spy is the right way if that camera is facing what looks like a shop. I think he is justified here

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#15

My Boss Was Deathly Serious When He Posted This. Looks Like I'm Spending Some Quality Time At Work This Year

My Boss Was Deathly Serious When He Posted This. Looks Like I'm Spending Some Quality Time At Work This Year

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Just because you have no life doesn't mean your employees don't!! I hate bosses like that

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#16

Quit My Job Yesterday Because I Was Tired Of The Unprofessional Environment - Got This Text From My Supervisor Today

Quit My Job Yesterday Because I Was Tired Of The Unprofessional Environment - Got This Text From My Supervisor Today

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Shoulda replied "totally...." and then never showed..

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#17

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

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

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

So you're bringing your own drinks right?

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#18

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

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

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

your boss is a coward

Gabriel Sbárbaro
Community Member
1 year ago

You misspelled asshole

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like you're already in an office of random odds and ends as is. I don't think they respect you

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

So when your finished product isn’t up to par, point out that you were doing just fine when you had the proper tools for the job...

Oerff On Tour
Community Member
1 year ago

And deliberately make things oversized, as you have "forgotten to adjust for smaller screen".

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Blue Cicada
Community Member
1 year ago

Deadpan report a theft to your boss. Point out that someone stole critical company equipment from your desk. Ask him to help you find the culprit.

Kobitka-artworks Tumblr
Community Member
1 year ago

u have fan! u have fan!! My boss took out my own to his home, when we had a heat waves x.x

Elizabeth
Community Member
1 year ago

I would scale down the resolution on all my current projects and when everything comes out of production looking like crap I would just blame it on the replaced ineffective monitor

Susan Coltellaro
Community Member
1 year ago

Have you considered reducing the actual size of your output?

Susan Reid Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

How are you supposed to work on the detailed stuff with such a small monitor?

TrashPandaru
Community Member
1 year ago

That literally looks like a small childs playdesk.

Susan Forbes
Community Member
1 year ago

It's probably on your boss's desk, just switch it back some day when he's not there

danielw
Community Member
1 year ago

or, uh, in front of him.

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Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

What a petty a**hole. Start job hunting.

Margaret Jenkins
Community Member
1 year ago

There is a lovely old fashioned English word for him, “nincompoop”

jenjie.newt
Community Member
1 year ago

Why though

Alejandro Butrón
Community Member
1 year ago

I like the Patrick buda and hate your boss

CodingGirl04
Community Member
1 year ago

But is that Post-it from him?(I know it might be a desk note)

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate fucking cheap ass bosses like this with a passion

Max L.
Community Member
3 months ago

No more prototypes.

Bacony
Community Member
3 months ago

Take the polygon count with it.

Karina Andersen
Community Member
1 year ago

your boss is a shit

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
1 year ago

Make tiny work...

Kikka io
Community Member
1 year ago

much worse. your boss is a jerk. if the screen is poor, the work you produce will also be at the level of your equipment.

Kathy Conley
Community Member
1 year ago

Go to your favorite drug store and buy a pair of cheep readers. When your boss says “I didn’t know you wore glasses”? Tell him I didn’t till now. I can’t see the fu@king screen without them now!

Coreen Kerr
Community Member
1 year ago

And is he gonna do your work when you go blind from working on such a tiny monitor?

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
1 year ago

Go to your boss and demand it back or you will quit. He will give in straight away seeing as he didn't have the balls to do this while you were there

LadyAna
Community Member
1 year ago

Clueless boss.

David Manhart
Community Member
1 year ago

Did he take it for himself?

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
1 year ago

I love bosses that confuse things that increase productivity with personal comfort or perks.

Dianna
Community Member
1 year ago

Perhaps this is a prototype of your pervious computer?

Baconismybae
Community Member
1 year ago

Your big one is at his house.

Marek Cieślik
Community Member
1 year ago

Is the PostIt from him? What does it say?

Da Goodbois
Community Member
1 year ago

What is the blue thing on the printer

Howard White
Community Member
1 year ago

""THANK YOU VERY LITTLE ! """

Henry Oude Egberink
Community Member
1 year ago

Start making tiny models

Shull GaRett
Community Member
1 year ago

Boy would i make a scene if someone did that to me...

Tes Snelson
Community Member
1 year ago

Just squint - you'll be okay!

Andy boi
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that . . . A Patrick on your printer?

Alejandro Butrón
Community Member
1 year ago

I like the patrick buda and hate your stupid boss.

Baby panda🥰
Community Member
1 year ago

Asss

Dippin Dot
Community Member
1 year ago

At least they left the awesome keyboard!

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
1 year ago

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You're working.... not watching High Def movies for Chrissake! You get the tools given to you so shut up and go to work.

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

a bigger monitor is probably better for production, asshat-so you can stfu, 'k?

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#19

My Brothers GF Sent Him This From Her Workplace, This Is What Her Boss Posted

My Brothers GF Sent Him This From Her Workplace, This Is What Her Boss Posted

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Demonic cow
Community Member
1 year ago

You can only notice this if you’ve been staring at employees asses. And is so creepy to ask someone to change their underwear so their butt looks better.

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#20

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

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

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

But yeah that's a safety violation, sometimes gonna lean on it just right and lose a foot.

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#21

My Boss Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Play Drag Racing. On His iPad. While Driving A Truck. On The Highway

My Boss Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Play Drag Racing. On His iPad. While Driving A Truck. On The Highway

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd have told him to pull over and let me drive or let me out

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#22

The Way My Boss Asked Me To Order Her More Pens Like This One. I'm Sure She's Just Bluffing.......

The Way My Boss Asked Me To Order Her More Pens Like This One. I'm Sure She's Just Bluffing.......

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Order a literal TON like a metric ton of those pens.

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#23

My Christmas Gift From My Boss. Fortune 500 Company. No Christmas Bonus, Post It Notes, 2 Pieces Of Chocolate, Pen, Jeans One Day

My Christmas Gift From My Boss. Fortune 500 Company. No Christmas Bonus, Post It Notes, 2 Pieces Of Chocolate, Pen, Jeans One Day

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

you must be so excited for jeans day

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#24

Work For Multimillion Dollar Company. Employer Refuses To Pay For Drinking Water. Group Of Employees Decides To Pitch-In And Pay

Work For Multimillion Dollar Company. Employer Refuses To Pay For Drinking Water. Group Of Employees Decides To Pitch-In And Pay

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Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

For those who don't know, FPL is a Floridian electric company. The boss is saying "I don't have to give you $5 because you're using my electricity for this."

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#25

The Temperature My Boss Keeps The Office At

The Temperature My Boss Keeps The Office At

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

you work in hell?

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#26

If You Park Like This... You Are My Boss, So I Can't Say Anything

If You Park Like This... You Are My Boss, So I Can't Say Anything

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Go secretly call yalls tow service

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#27

Complained To My Boss And Received This Minutes Later

Complained To My Boss And Received This Minutes Later

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Uwe Theiss
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this is funny if you have a good realationship to your boss. But it also can be a dickmove if he is a dick.

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#28

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

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

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

It'd be cheaper for them to order a huge industrial sized jar of pepper. Oh not to mention smarter but we see your boss is a full crayons short of a full box.

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#29

The Six Pack Of Macarons Cost More Than Six Individual Ones. "You Weren't Supposed To Notice" Is What The Manager Working Told Me

The Six Pack Of Macarons Cost More Than Six Individual Ones. "You Weren't Supposed To Notice" Is What The Manager Working Told Me

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

Also $ 2.80 x 12 = $ 33 .60

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#30

My Boss Wears His $50,000 Green Diamond Ring To Work, Laying Asphalt

My Boss Wears His $50,000 Green Diamond Ring To Work, Laying Asphalt

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Shawn
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1 year ago

It's probably fake

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