Every year, US companies spend $15 billion on managerial and leadership development. But how much of that money actually goes to good use? According to a study by Life Meets Work, 56% of American workers claim their boss is mildly or highly toxic. Another study by the American Psychological Association found that 75% of Americans say their "boss is the most stressful part of their workday."

And there's a Twitter thread that illustrates these numbers beautifully. After Jordan Gibbons, a pop star and fashion designer from Manchester, UK, shared a particularly dreadful talk he had with his manager, other people responded with similar experiences, and the whole thing has turned into a painfully funny thread that we simply must show you. Enjoy!

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redskyatnight Report

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

At least he passed them on round two. I've had some journal editors who were both monstrously stupid on a topic ( one of them even tried to get me to use the wrong name of an institution he could have googled in 3 seconds, because he thought what I had wasn't right) and suuuper nit picky. I have contemplated ending at least one. But my advisor gave me the best advice ever. Don't fly to commit murder, it leaves too much of a paper trail and its too hard to get to the UK from Russia any other way, so I ground it out and did get published. Love Bill so much but that editor can fry

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10legan Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Bosses often have unreasonably high expectations. Some of them even are flabbergasted when the courts tell them that they aren't allowed to pay half the wages just because they think that their employees didn't perform 100%.

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Jordan still works at the same restaurant and said he's a little worried about getting fired over that tweet, but reassured us that the business itself isn't bad at all, "it's just capitalism that's the problem."

"My manager is actually a nice guy and he tries to make others happy as well," he told Bored Panda. "Recently, I was told I couldn't get gay pride off because too many people had already booked it off, but he pulled some strings and told me he knew how important it was and I ended up being able to go.

"As his tweet went viral, Jordan was really psyched to see that it struck a chord with so many people. "I think it just highlights a huge problem in today's society," he said. "People on minimum wage are the backbone of this society and I think it's disgusting that people are paid so little. I literally do not stop running around for hours on end and I am paid peanuts. Something needs to change."

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SharonCville Report

404 Panda Not Found
Community Member
1 month ago

the managers: I've devised the plan of plans.

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 month ago

Always give minimum work for minimum wage.

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Aisling Raye
Community Member
1 month ago

When I was in my early 20s my manager wouldn't let people leave 15min early to get to class in time. **Blah blah long explanation as to why that boils down to commute time to the university** 8 of us decided to leave en masse when the manager of the medical group decided that the individual doc offices couldn't independently decide to allow us to leave early as long as our work was finished. Cue me interviewing for a position on a lunch break, accepting that job, and never coming back (the docs I worked under were part of the plan so I didn't screw them over) After my successful rage quit the 7 others left in a similar fashion. It was so satisfying for all of us. Even more so when that manager was replaced shortly thereafter

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Peeps HR says there are four main types of a bad manager and they all are somewhat different. The first is a dysfunctional manager who is simply poor at their job and/or managing their team. They are actually pretty harmless for the most part; they are just downright incompetent at what they do.

This may mean they are weak, indecisive, lacking leadership traits/training/qualities, or lazy. Incompetence, according to Peeps HR, comes in many forms but if they are liked, their team may tolerate them.

The second type, and arguably the most dangerous one, is the bully. This person usually uses anger or fear to manage other people and as a result, employees will dread coming to work. This manager has the most corrosive impact on both individuals and teams.

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dirtfart_ Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

TEAM : Treating Everyone As Moron.

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_Dirtyshirt Report

Cactus McCoy
Community Member
1 month ago

Two jobs to live while in COLLEGE? That system is broken.

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MissFruitypie Report

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 month ago

If they were still having premiums deducted, class action lawsuit.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Would have been more satisfying to find a new job and not even bother to quit. Let her schedule you now and find out that you really didn't need the job.

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The climber is Peeps HR's third type and they are characterized by excessive self-orientation. Rather than caring for the company, they simply try to look good to those above, paying very little attention to those below. They can be intensely political and see peers as competitors, not as team members.

Finally, there's the micromanager and this type is quite frankly exhausting, as they overwork their team members, holding very little trust in their skills and abilities. They retain control over everything and therefore don't allow people to make mistakes and grow.

We've all heard the saying, "People don't leave companies, they leave managers." Nobody wants to work for a boss who doesn't support them or behaves in a way that puts their career and promotional opportunities at risk. Screw those guys!

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Adelinewoo Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes I'm asleep, but I'm having this terrible nightmare where an @sshole shyte boss is texting me at 11:26 PM.

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Canoe747 Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

The same boss wouldn't be annoyed if one of the men broke his leg in multiple places playing rugby.

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eshap Report

Watching
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1 month ago

Lord the millions of dollars Donald Trump grifted off our country.

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moorikodaze Report

Láďa Durchánek
Community Member
1 month ago

Plan your medical emergencies better!

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ggus44
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

More context needed here. Why was he fired? I mean, a company shouldn't keep someone in their staff just because they have sick relatives, or 10 children to feed at home, or whatever. Everyone has issues off work. Maybe the fired person wasn't doing a good job... It's sad indeed, and probably a bad timing for firing them, but again, more context needed.

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Anagram margana
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1 month ago (edited)

C’mon, where’s your flair?!?!😂 #officespacenevergetsold

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James016
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1 month ago

You reply "I did, that's why I quit"

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ScribblerMcgee Report

Troux
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I would have first asked them what value they now see I add to the company...specifically, in monetary terms.

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BenBlankley Report

TheAnimalLady
Community Member
1 month ago

Seriously people, it's his WIFE & unborn BABY at risk. And Kay Blue is probably right.

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shalenamg Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

US problem. In my country nobody expects or even wants you to do work during your vacation because vacation is supposed to be the time to unwind and not think about work at all.

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Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
1 month ago

Same time every day... isn't that called being regular?

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lenka
Community Member
1 month ago

Companies dont want you discussing wages because they dont want the people they are exploiting and underpaying to be aware of it - particularly women.

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lenka
Community Member
1 month ago

I would have to see the pace of the work to judge this. I worked with a girl once who dawdled really really badly. Everthing she did was in slow motion. She was lovely and thorough but had no sense of urgency and moved at the same slow pace no matter how busy we were. She was told to pick up her pace several times and got really upset because she said she was going as fast as she could and asked the manager "unless you want to me to literally run through the restaurant". The manager replied 'yes, if that's what it takes for you to move faster then yes!". She eventually got fired because she was just too slow.

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craigabouttown Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Never really understood this "unpaid" thingy. Never took part in it. If you want me to do something for you, you pay me. Don't care if it's working or training.

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Max
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't most teenage boys have a passion for wood?

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ThePracticalSarcastic
Community Member
1 month ago

And you all thought this only happened in the USA LOLOLOL!!!!!!!

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Who in his right mind would let a chance of being employed in the fast paced glamorous world of junkfood slip? /S

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

4 hours is an awfully long time to wait, though. 15 minutes max and than you start calling to ask if they've forgotten about the meeting.

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Joe Blow
Community Member
1 month ago

Thanks! Wow. I didn't think my work was being noticed at all!

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

No. No I’m not. But if YOU are, Boss, then YOU go right ahead.

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_charley_marie Report

404 Panda Not Found
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1 month ago

And that's your problem how?

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