12 of the Dumbest Bosses You Will Ever Meet
Count yourself lucky if you've never had to deal with a boss like this.
We had a better discount
After two days of heated wrangling, we got one of our vendors to agree to a 35 percent discount. As we were about to sign the contract, my boss, who had not been a party to the negotiations, walked in and tore it up, saying, “I’m going to teach you purchasing people how to play hardball. That’s the way you make it in this world.” He turned to the vendor’s sales rep and said, “We want a 20 percent discount; take it or leave it.” The delighted rep immediately agreed. As my boss left, he said to us, “I hope you learned something from that.” —inc.com. Watch out for these signs that you have a terrible boss.
My boss heard there was an opening for a plant manager in our South American facility. To better prepare himself, he decided to attend Spanish classes on the company’s time and at its expense. The only problem? The plant is in Brazil, where they speak Portuguese. —cbsnews.com
My boss used to tell me and another coworker he hadn’t showered in days and wanted us to make sure clients didn’t get close to him at events. —cosmopolitan.com. These companies have the best bosses in America.
You ate my chicken?! My chicken?!
My boss ate all the breading off of three pieces of leftover fried chicken I’d brought to work for lunch, and then he put the naked chicken back into the break-room fridge like nothing happened. —@RyanLostinTX
I need to look good
“I know my plan won’t work, but don’t disagree with me in front of others.” If your boss hasn’t said anything like this, it’s probably one of the many signs that you have a great boss.
Is that my job?
“What this department lacks is leadership.” Make sure you never say these things to your boss.
If you love me you’ll get more money
“Bonuses in my department are awarded to team players who have demonstrated an appreciation for my leadership.”
I was just stating the truth
I got a citation in my employee file because I told my boss that Bob Marley did not sing “Red Red Wine.” —@daberhasher. Next, read about the secrets your boss won’t tell you—but you need to know.