Managerial decisions must be fair and unbiased. They SHOULD. Are they? Unfortunately, we live in an unfair world, and finding a fair boss can be challenging. Their agendas and priorities seem different then everybody else. So have a laugh or shed some tears from these bosses.
Here Are Examples of Entitled Bosses Who Do Not Deserve Their TitlePublished 7 months ago
This boss started this whole conversation in an accusatory fashion. He never asked for an explanation from the staff member and dived right into an accusing role. It’s completely unacceptable the way the boss went from being rude to absolutely ridiculous.
The staff member explained about his father’s passing and that they want a day off to mourn. But, instead of getting some support, he got a terrible response from their boss saying that he lost an uncle and a grandma too. Seems like the days of having a compassionate and fair boss could be a thing of the past.
We understand that when you have a nine-to-five job, your boss expects you to be at work at nine and finish work at five. That’s the norm when it comes to working a day job.
This boss can be considered a horrible boss. His two staff members are doing a great job for him. Unfortunately, he wants more from them. He’s dissatisfied with their lack of enthusiasm when it comes to working after their time is up for work.
We're all living our lives trying to stay healthy while trying to make ends meet. But sometimes life throws us a curveball and our luck runs out and we get sick. It happens all the time.
This person phoned their boss to tell them that they weren’t coming to work because he was sick and throwing up. This boss however didn't seem to care about their staff’s health and would rather have them come to work sick and coughing over everyone. He would probably get a warning for coughing too.
It’s always nice to hear that this person got a promotion due to their hard work. Working in a fair, unbiased, and healthy environment would normally bring the best results in any business. But, sometimes it’s not true. Especially when you work in a toxic environment where bosses treat their staff like slaves while others like to set unreasonable goals.
This boss needed to get some info about the progress of the staff member that had to do a training session the following morning. The person didn’t answer in the way the boss wanted and this resulted in them giving a rude reply. Who speaks like that?
Is there such a thing as time clock fraud? If so, then it’s a stupid and ridiculous concept, if you ask us. We understand that a boss needs to reach their respective targets but threatening their staff with a warning of disciplinary action and possible termination would be considered an overreaction, don’t you think?
This boss’s notice is just another example of the horrible bosses that some people have. It’s unconstitutional to make someone suffer the repercussions of their actions when they went to the toilet during working hours. We’re not living in the dark ages anymore! Why don’t all of you ridiculous entitled bosses grow up and grow a conscience?! Please, for humanity's sake.
The worst thing is having to go to work when you are sick. Especially when you're trying to live a healthy life, at least for most of the time. Sometimes, life has other plans and we end up getting sick or in this case, food poisoning.
This staff member clearly is a hard worker with standards that all employers look for when they do the hiring. This boss obviously has problems with other staff but firing a loyal and hardworking employee who is sick is unethical and should never be allowed!
Not every employee out there has been blessed by working for a great boss that understands their staff and who will do anything to make sure that the bigger picture isn’t the only important thing in business. The well-being of the staff is also very important to any business. If the staff is happy then in return the boss will be happy, right?
This boss seems to have had it in for this person. Screaming at your staff will not make them do things faster or better. And in any case, this employee had a good reason to do what he did. Having a wife that’s pregnant can be traumatic for any dad-to-be.
We’ve seen some terrible bosses so far and the fact is that it’s becoming harder to find a boss that has a great working ethic, which is worrying, to say the least. Everyone is trying their best to make their staff’s working days a living nightmare.
Well done to this boss for asking first. However, this employee clearly said that he couldn’t pick up a shift when he was asked to first. This boss seems to be suffering from deafness, or maybe he just doesn’t care what the employee thinks and says. We think he doesn’t care, and you?
Life isn't easy and it's not cheap either. It’s not easy to find a job that can cover a person’s living expenses and more. Sometimes we have to take a bigger step and get a second job and juggling two jobs and life can be a daunting task for anyone. But often enough it's the only way forward.
This employee was doing exactly that and had to get a second job just to make ends meet. However, this entitled boss thinks that they can pressure their staff into picking up shifts when they weren’t even scheduled. No staff member should be subjected to this kind of abuse and should be able to live their own lives and make their own decisions outside of normal working hours, don’t you think?
On this journey of life that we're on, we go through different situations and experiences that shape us into who we are. One of those experiences is going to the dentist, and having your wisdom teeth taken out, is one to remember. To the people that know, we’ve been there, and walking around with a swollen face is one of those after-effects that we have to suffer.
This unfortunate employee had all four of his wisdom teeth taken out and took some time off of work to recover. Sometimes the recovery takes longer than expected, and in his case, it did. His managers didn’t like the fact that he is actually… a human, and not a robot by writing him up for not performing. Can’t these managers see that he wasn’t his 100% self? Really?! We thought that the lockjaw was a great hint.
It’s so nice to see that this manager who is so concerned about the staff’s well-being that they phoned continually to get a rundown of the situation. That is some great management skills right there. Or was it something else?
However, this boss’s enthusiasm was overshadowed by their tactless approach to this situation. He was so concerned about the business, and all those check-ups he was doing, was only to see if she was ready to get back to work. See! We knew it was too good to be true, it was something else.
Here is yet another prime example of an entitled boss that’s lost their grasp on what it means to be a good manager. The ability to see right from wrong.
This employee had to resort to how can we say it? Oh yes! Extortion! This boss demanded that the employee who was scheduled to have an off-day pick up a shift the following day. This employee’s request for better pay should be met, especially if they lost an off-day, it’s only fair!
Just imagine. You’re getting yourself ready to go on a trip, and the phone rings. Hi, someone phoned in sick, you MUST come to work! There’s nothing worse than having your week trip shattered by the people you're trying to avoid, a phone call from your boss!
Dan is our unfortunate victim of a boss that thinks he's entitled to order his employees around after working hours. Dan thankfully stood his ground and called the boss’s bluff, and resigned. There's nothing more satisfying than seeing a boss change their terrible attitude to a more subdued tone. Well done there Dan!
Oh! Where are the days that people couldn’t wait to get to work and be productive? It was a healthy attitude to have, but it seems that the will and drive of people of today have changed a whole lot.
This person is ticked off because their boss is demanding that they do a whole lot of work before they clock in, for work. That doesn’t make sense at all. This boss has crossed the line when they made these stupid rules. We've never heard of anything so ridiculous that it’s borderline criminal.
A boss must have a good relationship with the staff. Having respect towards the staff members is also imperative and can’t hurt a business either. If a company has these fundamental issues covered, the staff would be happier and in the end, the guest or clients would be happier too.
Mark was the unfortunate victim of a boss that forgot some of the core principles of being a boss. His boss told him in a text message about his current working hours. His hours have been cut down and is now employed as a part-time worker. If the boss cared about the staff then he would have picked up the phone to see when Mark would have been back at work.
We understand that managing the business and staff is a lot harder than it looks. You have to make sure there is staff to do the necessary work and you also need to manage the place at the same time. So, well done to the bosses that do this without having to use nefarious ways to manipulate their staff into doing their bidding.
However, if you are a student that has school, your priorities should first be education and then work. Not the other way around as what this boss is thinking. Asking a 16-year-old what’s more important, school or work is bad management! What are these bosses thinking?
Preparation is key to running a great restaurant. As a boss, you always need to make sure there is stock for the bar and kitchen, and then there is the staff who needs to be managed, all the time. And, as a boss, you have to create a safe and pleasurable environment to work in. A boss also needs to make sure there are backup plans for when things go sideways.
This boss’s backup plan seems to be phoning for staff at three in the morning. Understandably, the boss was trying his luck with this employee, but he took the wrong approach by demanding that this employee come to work (even though it's his day off), for a long eleven-hour shift, starting at ten am. A little bit of short notice, don’t you think?
Working far from home can be a little tiring, especially if you have to drive to and fro in the mornings and nights. Nobody can predict what might happen in the future and having a backup plan for when these go wrong, is the only way to beat an unexpected situation.
This boss does have a point though. The employee knew about his shift two weeks ago and should have made a plan. However having said that, this boss should also be a little bit more understanding towards his staff when something happens unexpectedly.
It’s great if a person works in a place where you find great teamwork and have no animosity towards any other staff within the workplace, isn’t it? Well, it would be great if that were true for any business because not all bosses see their staff in any other way but as a working pawn with no right to say anything.
This boss, unfortunately, ignored her staff member’s request to have a look at the ventilation system inside the warehouse. Now, she's left with a whole lot of rotting stock and a whole lot of explaining to do. Word of advice, treat your staff like human beings. Listening to them is not seen as a weakness but seen as being a good boss.
You get all types of people with different dynamics working in businesses everywhere. Doesn’t matter how big or small the business is, the fact is that as a boss you need to maintain your composure and reason when addressing any situation that might come up.
We’ve seen this before, the boss trying to flex their ego and use a good employee in the wrong way. Demanding that a star employee give up their off day because he isn’t married is downright ridiculous. We all have our own lives to live and it shouldn’t matter if you’re single or married.
We all have dreams that we would like to aspire to someday. Maybe running a marathon or climbing Mount Everest or even have your employees say thank you for the terrible working environment. You see! Anything is possible when you put your mind to it. Well, almost anything that is! Some dreams are just a little bit more unrealistic than some.
This employee saw a sign that the boss put up and in a way it could be funny, but in the work environments of today, it could be seen as a slap in the face to some employees. No employee will go and thank the boss for not giving a raise. Really?! This is not going to happen, boss, keep on dreaming!
There’s nothing worse than having to go to work knowing that there is a dark figure waiting for them to arrive, their boss! It would be ok if the boss was a good person that takes everybody’s well-being into account. But, we’re not writing about good bosses, are we?
This employee found themself on the unemployment list very quickly after the boss gave an order to come to work even though it was an off day. He replied to his boss saying that the entire day, is an off day. This employee wasn't wrong when they replied to the boss's demand. Unfortunately, this entitled boss didn’t think twice and told this employee to look for another job.
What in the world has happened to the bosses of today? They have no more time for staff anymore, only time for the bottom line. It's sad but it’s true. The whole idea of people getting a job is to get money so that a person can live, And in order for people to do that, they need to get paid.
The temporary staff member was told that the trial shifts she worked would be paid in her next paycheque if she was selected to work on a more permanent basis. If she wasn’t selected, then the pay would be swopped for store credit. We’re not living on a bartering system bosses out there, cash is king, so you should pay with money and not store credit.
There is no better feeling than having to wake up to get ready for the first day at work at the new job. Making new friends and meeting new colleagues are just some of the possibilities that might happen when you start a new career. So, it’s not a bad idea to make a good impression with your fellow peers once you enter the working place.
This employee just started her new job and was blindsided by the boss with a question. The boss asked her a question but unfortunately for her, it wasn’t the answer he was looking for and he stormed off, still glaring at the new girl.
We’ve had some terrible management skills from the bosses so far, and we’re not done yet! There doesn’t seem to be a shortage of bad bosses when you come to think of it. There’s always one bad boss popping up somewhere along the line.
This boss’s approach to dealing with this situation should never have happened. This employee is obviously a hard and punctual worker, plus she picks up shifts all the time to cover. Now the bosses have another problem, her resignation. Who’s going to cover for her now, especially if she was the one covering for everyone else?
Running a business isn’t easy especially if it’s a service-oriented company like a restaurant. You need a bar, kitchen, and front-of-house staff to do all the work. Having said that, the staff also need to be taken into consideration and not only be about the bottom line.
The guy already had his leave approved but this unreasonable boss decided to revoke his leave due to another staff member quitting. There are always other options for bosses and demanding this staff member to be at work is not a great way forward for a positive working environment. Maybe that’s why the other person left in the first place, who knows?
Every business has employees that are essential in running it successfully. You have the front-of-house staff (workers that you see), and the back-of-house staff (the ones you don’t normally see). With all the staff working, you need to make sure that each and everyone gets fair treatment, even if they are students who are working there over the summer vacation.
This boss likes to abuse his authority and tried his luck with this high school student. The employee was trying to get off work because his dad had an accident and he needed to go and help out. In normal situations that would be ok to take off but not with this inconsiderate boss. He asked the student to choose between his family and work. Not the type of behavior you think a boss should have.
You get some amazing bosses that go the extra mile when it comes to managing the staff. Some will listen to what you have to say and then some wouldn’t. So, as a staff member, you should be allowed certain privileges, especially if you are on a break. A good boss would make sure there is an area available where the staff can relax during their break.
Well, this boss isn’t one of those bosses we wished we had! He literally took away the chairs in the break room because he didn’t like the color. Really? The color? Plus, he never bothered replacing them with other chairs. Where’s the staff going to sit now Mr. Boss man? Or is that not your problem?
What in the world is going on in the management world? Are they not concerned about their staff’s well-being and also being a positive influence anymore? Remember? Like they used to be, back in the day. Where’s the joy of going to work gone? All we have now is bosses that don’t take their staff seriously, like in this case and point.
This boss didn’t know what slapped him in the face. A staff member or a lawyer. This employee puts this arrogant and idiotic excuse for a boss, in his place, when he told him about the law, concerning unused vacation days. Having the boss reply to a message with laughing faces to this employee's request is absolutely unnecessary.
You get all different businesses nowadays. From small family-owned businesses to massive corporations with thousands of staff. And working for a business would mean that you have some responsibilities that you have to take care of when at work. Sometimes, a business needs people to be on-call just in case.
This employer gave a company phone to a staff member to use when they are at work and wasn’t too happy to hear that the phone was switched off. Who cares boss? For your information, only staff that has been contracted to be on-call should carry the company phone. Then none of this would have happened! Just saying!
Running a restaurant is hard work. Constantly have to make sure the guests have been looked after, responding to complaints, if there are any. As a restaurant owner, you also would want to make sure that the food you serve, meets the required standard for human consumption.
This person told their boss about the concerns of food being served to customers that have expired. The boss replied by saying that he must turn his keys in the following day because he’s fired. Really?! Surely serving expired food is a health risk. This employee was only looking out for the customers and got fired instead. Just goes to show, that in an unfair world where entitled bosses rule, no good deed goes unpunished.
We have already seen too many of these entitled bosses throwing their weight around like they own the world. Somewhere along the line, there should be a breakthrough in management mentality. At the moment, it feels like they all are walking around with chips on their shoulders and egos the size of the Goodyear blimp.
This employer definitely went about this the wrong way. Who in the world does this manager think he is? Of course, the family takes precedence over any other problem. This is the kind of backward thinking that bosses need to get rid of. Compassion and sincerity are two qualities that make us human, just because you are a boss doesn’t mean that you’ve lost your humanity.
If you are working two jobs then you know it’s not easy when you're also living your life in between. Sometimes the only way forward and to get ahead, is to find a second or maybe even a third job. As humans, we will always make a plan.
This employer had the audacity to suggest that this person ask their other boss if they can come and do some work for them, all of this during the normal working hours. No boss would allow their staff to go and work somewhere else during daytime working hours. If they do, it’s a one-in-a-million chance that a boss has that kind of understanding.
Restaurants and their management have their hands full on a daily basis. Juggling guests and employees can be very tiring, to say the least. And sometimes things don’t work out and plans need to be made to sort the problems out.
This person said his grandmother passed away and quit after the manager asked him if he could pick up at least one shift because they are short-staffed. Reasonable request but if someone close passed away to anyone, then some mourning and time off would be the norm, right? Wrong! No one should be expected to work if a close family member passed away. This guy might have lied but the boss didn’t know that, or did he?
From what we’ve learned so far is, bosses of today need to re-evaluate the way they talk to their staff and handle any problems that might arise. Asking the employees to do work after hours can be a daunting task. But if you have got a good relationship with your staff then getting someone to help out after work would be a lot easier to accomplish.
This boss phoned his employee at an unreasonable hour to ask him to do some work. We don’t see anything wrong in asking your staff to do something but there should be a limit to what hour a boss is allowed to phone their employees. It's hard enough working with an entitled boss, but having him call your home late at night demanding work to be done, should never be permitted.
At last! Someone took the bull by the horns. This lady stood up and fought back the demanding and unfair attitude of the manager she was working with and retaliated with venom.
She was denied time off because she was supposed to attend her own graduation. That’s right her own graduation! Thankfully she couldn’t take the mistreatment from them and reported their booming cockroach population to the health department. See! Not all horrible bosses get away with treating their staff like garbage.
You do find some good people to work for, but finding them is easier said than done. The chances of you getting an overbearing, rude, and obnoxious boss are pretty high if you look at these people's stories.
This person applied for a job at a certain company but felt like it was a bit too soon and decided against it. The boss however didn't like it and gave a rude reply. This reply only confirmed to the applicant that he made the right choice.
This seems to be a problem that all of the horrible bosses of today are suffering, The fact that they don’t listen to their staff. Why? Because employees are there to be used and abused and treated like slaves.
This person had an accident, work his shift, and told management that he needed some time off. No one gave him the time of day when he told them that he was not coming to work, and in return, he got reprimanded by the boss for not being there.
So far we’ve had bosses that have been despicable in the things they do and want from their staff. The one bad boss always trying to outdo the other bad bosses. Well, not really but it feels like it. This boss, however, is no exception. Just another horrible boss with rude ways of getting this done.
He makes a clear statement in his message to this person by saying that they are only allowed to stay home… if they have Ebola as an excuse, that is! That’s a bit of a crude way to get the staff to comply with his ridiculous message.
Here is our final despicable boss and we were hoping to end off on a high note, but yet again, we’re not that lucky. Being a boss means that you should properly manage your staff without having to resort to underhanded ways to get things done.
It feels like nothing is safe anymore, like this employee who was going to a memorial and was asked to pick up a shift. Really?! They’re going to a memorial and having a boss bribe them with pizza just so that they can cover the shift is unethical and selfish. Nobody should be subjected to this kind of treatment and were happy that this person saw it the same way and told the boss where to stick his job.