At some point, you've probably worked for a bad boss. Perhaps they routinely made you stay late, or never provided feedback, or would just sit in their fancy office watching YouTube videos all day while you slaved away at your cubicle for a mere fraction of their salary.
Basically, we've all had at least one boss who made you want to repeatedly slam your head on your desk.
So when writer and podcast host Chris Caesar (@ChrisCaesar) asked his Twitter followers for their most insane boss stories, he naturally got many, many responses.
Here are just a few of the most outrageous stories on the Twitter thread.
Some stories are funny:
My boss used to make me hold up her ranch dip for her nuggets while she drove. 😂— JenJen 🤦🏻♀️ (@jenilane29) July 10, 2018
I got a citation in my employee file at Red Robin because I told my boss that Bob Marley did not sing Red Red Wine.— soup man (@daberhasher) July 10, 2018
Bossman was divorcing and got a chin implant. His face started leaking, so he wrapped a scarf around his bottom part of his face during a meeting. Kept getting mad when we couldn't understand what he was saying as he spoke through clenched teeth and fabric.— Jenni (@jennifer_2040) July 10, 2018
my boss got some Cavs shirts and wanted people to wear them to the staff meeting last month. When the shirt wouldn't fit one of the larger women, he used binder clips to attach it to the front of her shirt and made her run around the office like that— katie (@kbcle) July 10, 2018
Some stories are bizarre:
One time my boss ate all of the breading off of 3 pieces of leftover fried chicken I brought to work for lunch and then put the naked chicken back into the breakroom fridge like nothing happened.— Ryan, perdido en TX (@RyanLostinTX) July 10, 2018
I had a boss who fired a coworker who misspelled “sincerely” in an internal email six months after the fact— july jess, 🌈🌈🌈 (@jesspretend) July 10, 2018
It’s not super crazy, but I worked at a dog daycare and my boss was terrified of dogs. He repeatedly warned me that one of the sweetest dogs in the yard, that I worked with every day, was a “jumper”— Neoliberace (@thegoatmajestic) July 10, 2018
worked at ritzy corner store in south end, became shift manager. boss fired totally capable cashier because she was resting her arm on the counter. told me it was my fault she lost her job because i hadn't "corrected her." i know that's more run-of-the mill but still makes me mad— Ronnie James Deodorant (@Pon_Jalmer) July 10, 2018
I worked as an account executive for a Diamond wholesaler. The owner/my boss was a cocaine addict. He got high and gave a $21,000 diamond to an escort. Her madam agreed to give it back, but I had to drop off a 1,500 dollar check for her “courtesy”— Diesel Dude (@mattytalks) July 10, 2018
But most stories are just totally inappropriate.
Affable co-worker blew up a paper bag, popped it behind boss' head as a prank. Boss stalked off to locker, returned with gun, pressed it to co-worker's head, said, "You like noise, huh? You like noise?" and pulled the trigger. It wasn't loaded, but nobody knew that beforehand.— Dan Wasserman (@waskov6) July 10, 2018
Walked into my cafe’s storage closet to find my boss with his hand down the front of his pants, moving it around. He frantically explained he was applying an ointment, which he then proffered so I could verify said dick ointment.— tom petty’s ghoulish remains (@dogeatfoodworld) July 10, 2018
While waitressing the chef/owner told me my boyfriend had to be cheating on me because who would be in a long-distance relationship at 19 and also made me call him "daddy" to get the food for my tables but in the restaurant world that's pretty tame, unfortunately— Kristin Toussaint (@kristindakota) July 10, 2018
One time a boss of mine threw a dreidel at a Jewish guy. Not even sure how it got in the office— Ed Zitron (@edzitron) July 10, 2018
the owner of a restaurant i worked at got into a knife fight with a hobo in front of the entrance— irene (@vontrapplord) July 11, 2018
Yeah, maybe your boss isn't so bad after all....
...or maybe our standards have just slipped so low that anyone who doesn't aim an unloaded gun at you might now be considered a "good boss."
Regardless, you better click out of this article before your boss catches you. Back to work!