It’s no secret that getting along with management people is not always a given, but rather a gift. They often put too much pressure on the backs of already stressed employees, making it a perfectly toxic workplace environment to brew and prosper. And in some more extreme cases, it gets passive-aggressive, to say the least.

The corner of Reddit known by the name which screams sarcasm, Thanks Management, is a safe space to talk about hard things. According to the subreddit’s description, it’s a place made for “Showcasing notices from imperious middle managers, owners, landlords, school administrators, mean bosses, and overall pedants. Bonus points for misspellings, exclamation marks, threats over petty bullshit.”

And they mean it. From evil posters put up in the staff room as if nothing happened to the implementation of very questionable tools that are supposed to boost productivity at the expense of people, these are some take-notes-kids examples of how not to run your business.

#1

Landlord Cites Old Testament In Increasing Rent

Landlord Cites Old Testament In Increasing Rent

TerraTorment Report

Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

"brucie baby"...this escalated quickly.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

Eye See What They Think Of Management

Eye See What They Think Of Management

lepeachez Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
8 months ago

Anarchy!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

Is Your Car Too Old? Well You're Fired Since A Responsible Person Would Own A Luxury Vehicle

Is Your Car Too Old? Well You're Fired Since A Responsible Person Would Own A Luxury Vehicle

TerraTorment Report

Nash Nopper
Community Member
8 months ago

WTF?!

View More Replies...
View more comments

Nobody is safe from mean management practices in the workplace, regardless of how much you love or hate your job. But let’s be honest, the more pressure we have put on our shoulders, the less motivated we are to add that extra bit of effort to the company we work for.

And although this can happen for many different reasons, mean managers can be a huge setback for us professionally and emotionally. But how you determine whether the management has indeed crossed the line? Buzzwords like toxic workplace are all over the place, but when it comes to real life, most of us are left scratching our heads.

Rude behavior toward employees is generally defined as a display of disrespect, a breaking of social norms or expectations, a breach of etiquette, or ignoring "accepted" behavior. It can also mean that a manager is behaving inconsiderately, aggressively, or deliberately offensively.

#4

From Best Buy's Training

From Best Buy's Training

TerraTorment Report

Something
Community Member
8 months ago

Synonyms aren't real.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Snitch On Your Server, 25% Off Your Bill And Saliva In Your Drink

Snitch On Your Server, 25% Off Your Bill And Saliva In Your Drink

CityBuildingWitch Report

Riani Kivela
Community Member
8 months ago

Nothing could go wrong here. /s

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

The Battle Of Fonts

The Battle Of Fonts

toastmousefish Report

Thijs L.
Community Member
8 months ago

Tbh i agree with that one

View More Replies...
View more comments

Rudeness can manifest in many forms, from passive-aggressive behavior, micromanaging, anger management problems, to favoritism towards one person, bullying, and many more. The mean behavior can also be used as a way to display one’s power and show superiority over others, and in this case, as well as others, you'd better run far away from it.

In such cases, setting boundaries is key. Everyone should learn to distance themselves from a manager who’s mean to them and, at some point, stop taking in all the negativity. In other cases, if you are sure that your boss is incompetent, it’s just reasonable to become a leader on your own.

Management will notice your initiative eventually, and you will likely earn some extra points just by keeping the mean person out of the loop.

#7

This Is Just Sad

This Is Just Sad

churrundo Report

Gandalf the Pink
Community Member
8 months ago

Typical vampire employers

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

Gym Management. Have Fun With This One

Gym Management. Have Fun With This One

reddit.com Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
8 months ago

Despite the wording, it's mainly addressed to people who are too lazy to clean up after them.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Op Was Fired For Not Showing Up To Work On 5 Hours Of Notice At 3:30am

Op Was Fired For Not Showing Up To Work On 5 Hours Of Notice At 3:30am

TerraTorment Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
8 months ago

Getting fired from such a company doesn't sound that bad.

View More Replies...
View more comments

Whatever happens, make yourself a top priority. It’s just not fair to allow yourself to be treated badly and purposefully disrespected day by day by someone who has no reason to do so. In some extreme cases, even the best reasoning is not an excuse for anyone to shout or offend you, whether it’s a co-worker, a manager, or a boss.

#10

Gentle Reminder From Management

Gentle Reminder From Management

reddit.com Report

Peko
Community Member
8 months ago

Honestly, doing cocaine takes a lot less than 20 seconds.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Anti-Picnic Picnic Benches

Anti-Picnic Picnic Benches

Leftoversalm0n Report

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
8 months ago

You misunderstand, only 2 of the 3 sides have this sign --- there's only one picnic side.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

Feel The Love

Feel The Love

jimbochimbo Report

Gandalf the Pink
Community Member
8 months ago

Is this legal in the states?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Got Ya!

Got Ya!

reddit.com Report

Natalia
Community Member
8 months ago

I can only take this as a joke from both sides!

View more comments
#14

Damn No More Group Crying And Screaming

Damn No More Group Crying And Screaming

Specter-N7 Report

C.S. E.
Community Member
8 months ago

Hey, at least it wasn't an outright ban!

View more comments
#15

Old But Gold

Old But Gold

switchum Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
8 months ago

Old but gold ... and cold.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Tilted Bathroom Break

Tilted Bathroom Break

DaveVescio Report

Riani Kivela
Community Member
8 months ago

From the "Why deal with a problem by speaking directly with those involved when you can make everyone miserable?" school of management.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

We’re All Finally Saved

We’re All Finally Saved

FiftyOne151 Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
8 months ago

They only sell the natural alternatives to vaping.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Old Mate Number 11 Saving Me From Having To S*** On Op's Desk

Old Mate Number 11 Saving Me From Having To S*** On Op's Desk

Franklet Report

Something
Community Member
8 months ago

Well, I can't do those things then, because I don't have zero talent.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

A Basic Human Need Is Not Allowed For Cashiers

A Basic Human Need Is Not Allowed For Cashiers

Juno_Girl Report

Blakkur Sverrir
Community Member
8 months ago

Sara is a bitch

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

Osha Is On The Phone What Should I Tell Them

Osha Is On The Phone What Should I Tell Them

kakapoopoopeepeeshir Report

Anton Kider
Community Member
8 months ago

It actually works ...!!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

A Greedy Boss Makes The Worst Sign

A Greedy Boss Makes The Worst Sign

Moss_Piglet_ Report

Anton Kider
Community Member
8 months ago

Some people have issues...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

Stolen From Twitter

Stolen From Twitter

RQD2- Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
8 months ago

Who is going to measure this?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

Smell Check?

Smell Check?

TerraTorment Report

Tarryn Penny
Community Member
8 months ago

Spare a thought for the poor bugger that gets paid to do the smell check!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

When Management Turns A Nice Gesture Into An Insult

When Management Turns A Nice Gesture Into An Insult

TerraTorment Report

Jihan Kim
Community Member
8 months ago

yay so excited

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

Candy Is Not Jerkin’ Around

Candy Is Not Jerkin’ Around

Electronical34 Report

Kristal
Community Member
8 months ago

So, guess females are exempt?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

Thanks Debbie...

Thanks Debbie...

emil_ Report

Kristal
Community Member
8 months ago

Kinky

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

At A Middle School I Recently Visited

At A Middle School I Recently Visited

cryptoshack Report

Full of Giggles
Community Member
8 months ago

This is just mean and unnecessary.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#28

I Guess They Had One Too Many?

I Guess They Had One Too Many?

kharnivore_ Report

Sum Guy
Community Member
8 months ago

How many times did it happen for them to decide on a sign?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

“Get Your [things] Together, Abby!”

“Get Your [things] Together, Abby!”

johndecoded Report

Ian Koch
Community Member
8 months ago

LOL.

View more comments
#30

I Hope It's Not Pointed At The 'Right' Direction

I Hope It's Not Pointed At The 'Right' Direction

reddit.com Report

Flowers
Community Member
8 months ago

Don't be bashful, step right up and use the toilet, nevermind the camera.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#31

You Have Exceeded The Maximum Number Of Eye Movements Student. Teacher Is A Control Freak On Students Taking Test At Home

You Have Exceeded The Maximum Number Of Eye Movements Student. Teacher Is A Control Freak On Students Taking Test At Home

TerraTorment Report

Peko
Community Member
8 months ago

FFS

View more comments
#32

Ahhh Yes. Thank You For Helping The Community

Ahhh Yes. Thank You For Helping The Community

Seandonjuan Report

Peko
Community Member
8 months ago

Thanks a lot for this 1€ (or so).

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

Sincerely, Disappointed

Sincerely, Disappointed

ZaraNyhus Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
8 months ago

I suggest you go somewhere else.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

2 Hour Minimum Parking

2 Hour Minimum Parking

CityBuildingWitch Report

Mark Schilling
Community Member
8 months ago

Not evil -- a typo.

View more comments
#35

Cook The Landlord Instead

Cook The Landlord Instead

TerraTorment Report

N G
Community Member
8 months ago

"Worm the food"?!!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#36

Jesus=germs (Be Afraid)

Jesus=germs (Be Afraid)

toastmousefish Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
8 months ago

Germs yes, but Jesus...?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#37

Petulant Landlord

Petulant Landlord

TerraTorment Report

Jonathan
Community Member
8 months ago

If you're paying rent then you should be able to do whatever you want behind closed doors as long as it doesn't bother anyone else.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#38

Being An Asshole To People Trying To Get Out Of The Cold

Being An Asshole To People Trying To Get Out Of The Cold

TerraTorment Report

I I
Community Member
8 months ago

sums up the uncaring world we find ourselves in today , so sad , but so very true

View more comments
#39

Standing Is Not An Option

Standing Is Not An Option

SureCoating Report

Kristal
Community Member
8 months ago

Why is this a problem? Many males have aim and dribble issues

View More Replies...
View more comments
#40

Thanks, Management!

Thanks, Management!

bishurang Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
8 months ago

What if someone starts crying at work? Are they allowed to leave then?

View More Replies...
View more comments

Note: this post originally had 77 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.