Relationships between bosses and employees are tough to navigate. It's an awkward power dynamic that never really feels comfortable. Some employees get lucky and their boss is their best friend, but most of the time, if things are uneventful and neutral, that's good enough.
These employees got the short end of the stick when it comes to bosses, and they decided to take their frustrations to the internet. Keep reading to find out what they have to put up with on a daily basis.
That Doesn't Add Up
Apparently, a six-pack of macarons costs more than six individual macarons.
When questioned by their employee about the glaring mistake, this boss just said, "You weren't supposed to notice."
A Hurt Feelings Report
There are few things in this life worse than paperwork. This boss created extra paperwork when none was needed, so that's already his first strike.
This employee received a "hurt feelings report" after complaining to his boss.
A Long Afternoon
This man's boss ordered 6,000 packets of pepper instead of a normal bag of pepper or a pepper shaker.
So now this guy has to spend all day cutting open packets of pepper.
A Shiny Ring
This is a man who goes to work in style. He is the boss of a construction company and he wears this $50,000 green diamond ring to work when he's laying asphalt.
Bit of a show-off, if you ask me.
This boss likes to keep her office toasty. This thermometer doesn't even register how hot it is in that office.
Everyone is sweating, and she doesn't really give a hoot.
That's Not Free Water
This employer refused to pay for his employees' water, so they all pitched in and bought a water cooler. They left a note on the cooler that says, "Please do not assume the company pays for this 'office' water cooler.
We know it sounds ridiculous, but they do not. If you would like to contribute, it's $5 per month."
We're Sure She's Joking
This boss asked her employee to order more pens with this lovely note.
Is that a veiled threat at the bottom of the note? Nope, that's clearly a blatant threat.
You Can't Park There
This boss parks like a real jerk. That's not even a parking spot!
With a car that fancy, he's pretty much just rubbing everybody else's noses in it. This is so not cool.
This is the very "generous" Christmas gift that employees of this very successful company received this year.
Just some Post-It notes, a pen, a couple of Santa shaped chocolates, and a coupon giving them permission to wear casual clothes for a day.
That's Not Safe
This boss of a trucking company thought it would be a good idea to play Drag Racing on his iPad while he was behind the wheel of a large truck.
Do you think it's a good idea? We don't, either.
An Unwelcome Replacement
This employee came into the office one day only to discover this.
His boss had gotten rid of all of the desks in the building and replaced them with glass sheets on top of old dressers.
A Strong Stance
This woman's boss took a strong stance on visible panty lines. What does he want the ladies to do?
Just not wear underwear? Probably. This is a conspiracy. We will not stand for this.
A Tiny Monitor
This employee posted this picture of his workspace online. It had this caption:
"Leave work for one day and my boss replaced my large monitor that I use to make prototype models and engravings on products with this tiny one."
That's Just Gross
This is the drinking water filter at this employee's place of work.
It is getting darker by the day, but his boss still insists that it's in good working order.
The Reason She Quit
This employee quit her job the day before she received this text because she wasn't a fan of being in an unprofessional working environment.
Clearly, she was right to get out when she did.
Working Over Thanksgiving
This note looks like a joke, but this employer was deadly serious when he posted this note on the bulletin board in his office.
It looks like everyone is working over Thanksgiving.
Asking For Vacation Time
This employee asked very nicely to use the vacation time that she is entitled to by law.
Her boss said it wasn't a good time. It's never a good time. So she quit.
Getting Back At The Big Man
This boss installed a security camera in the workplace so he could keep an eye on his employees.
One clever employee decided to beat him at his own game by sticking this picture of Nicolas Cage right in front of the camera.
That's Probably Illegal
These employees found a hidden camera in their work washroom, so they all decided to quit at the same time.
Now this boss has no employees. That's what you get for being creepy.
He Refuses To Fix It
This pole is kind of important to the structural integrity of this entire warehouse.
As you can see, it's on its last legs. The boss of this warehouse refuses to get it fixed.
No Chairs For You
This boss didn't like the color of the chairs in his office's break room, so he just took them out.
Now nobody has a place to sit. What color chairs would be acceptable in this situation?
That Was Fast
The shift manager at this place of work was diagnosed with colon cancer. One day later, the store manager put this sign on the door.
That's a little fast, don't you think?
Theft Of Electricity
Now this is just ridiculous. Is theft of electricity even a real thing?
If you work in a place, you should be allowed to charge your phone in that place.
A Horrible Tips Policy
It's a good thing that this employer posted this sign in his restaurant because now patrons know that they're better off not tipping at all.
This is not how tips are supposed to work.
That's Perfectly Good Pizza
This guy works in a pizza shop and there's always pizza leftover at the end of the day. His boss doesn't let him take any of it home.
It all ends up in the trash.
A Good Reason To Quit
When you start getting harassed by drunk coworkers and your boss isn't on your side, you know it's a good time to call it quits.
This employee made the right call.
That's Not Suspicious At All
This employee found a recording device hidden under a table in his break room at work. That's not suspicious at all... Just kidding.
That's very suspicious. Run away as fast as you can.
This very nice employee made a pecan pie and brought it to work to share with her coworkers.
An hour after setting the pie down in a communal space, she walked into her boss's office and saw this.
This employee got a $50 Walmart gift card for Christmas from his boss.
He was pretty grateful for the gesture until he saw that it had been taken out of his pay check.
When You Get To Arrange The Meeting Room
This employee got called into a meeting on his day off. His boss asked him to set up the meeting room.
This is how he set it up. Take that, boss.
"But We Just Got New Tools!"
The employees at this mechanical shop told their boss that they needed new, updated tools to use, but he said they just got new ones.
Sir, these tools were made before the Soviet Union became Russia again.
I Am Speechless
Can you imagine undergoing major surgery in order to help save the life of your boss only for them to get angry and fire you when your post-operative complications slow down your recovery?
I will fight this boss.
This Person Spent Way Too Much Time Making This Sign
This boss really expects their employees to prefer working to taking vacation time and never wanting a raise.
I hope the employees countered with a similar sign that said: Just Once I Wish My Boss Would Shut Up.
Great Thank You! I Will Not Show Up
I understand that, as the person in charge, sometimes you need a little extra help from employees to keep things running.
However, if they can't make it for a shift you're asking them to pick up, don't try and force them to come in.
Make The Employees Pay For Your Mistakes!
At this coffee shop, the boss absentmindedly poured a large batch of unroasted beans into a container of roasted ones.
Then, they made their employees hand sort all 10,000 coffee beans back into the right categories by hand.
This Boss Wants To Bring Back Slavery
Picture this: you're the boss of your company trying to hire some new employees. Things are going great until the new hires demand that they actually get paid for the work they do.
Should you consider not being the worst person ever?
Pro Tip: Talk About Your Salary
This scumbag boss really thought that he could get away with underpaying his female staff member by $10,000.
However, we support this male employee who made sure his coworker got the salary she deserved.
Wouldn't An Email Have Worked Better?
Abby definitely should have showed up for her shift, but publicly shaming her by using the sign out front is definitely unnecessary.
I'm sure an email or phone call would have sufficed.
Always Look On The Bright Side!
Pros of being self-employed: you get to set your own hours, decide on all company policies, and make all the big decisions.
Cons: you have to make all the big decisions.
I Would Like To Apply To Be A Pirate
Pirates are often painted as negative characters in history, but really it was just a boat full of friends from all sorts of backgrounds.
They got to do things like going on endless cruises, drinking rum, and hanging out.
That's A Horrible Way To Start A Day
This employee came into work one morning only to find out that, without warning, their boss had gotten rid of everyone's desks.
They had replaced them with dressers and a sheet of glass.
They Aren't Allowed To Take Slices Home
The person who took this photograph works at a pizza shop at minimum wage.
The owner absolutely refuses to let employees take home the extra slices at the end of the night, making them throw them out and sending them home hungry and tired after shifts for no good reason.
This Building Has Over 300 Employees
Occasionally showing your employees that you appreciate them is an important part of being a leader.
But an underwhelming gesture like this is more insulting than if they had done nothing at all.
Don't Annoy Employees Off The Clock!
This person's boss's son decided to call them for seemingly no reason at 3:24 in the morning.
This person had to be up in three hours to work on the weekend.
Don't Be Shy—Name The Company
This employee who works at a Fortune 500 company was dismayed to find out that this was their boss' Christmas gift to them.
No bonus, just some cheap chocolate and a coupon to wear jeans one day.
Even The Cat Knows Better!
Despite the health benefits and his perfect capability to work from home, a man's boss is demanding that he return to the office.
His cat even started sleeping on his backpack to protest him leaving the house.
You Don't Have To Touch It, Sir
This boardroom television is covered in splotches and smudges because the boss at the office always feels the need to touch the screen while pointing at something.
Then later they have the audacity to ask why it's dirty.
This Is Just So Annoying
This boss decided to hand out these "color coordinated" groupings of items to their employees, yet somehow managed to mismatch every single color and color name.
It's not evil, but just so irritating.
Revoke Her License
Every single morning, this boss drives into the parking lot and parks over the lines like this.
It wouldn't be so bad if the lot didn't fill up later, leaving some people stressed without a spot.
That Isn't Rust...
This spoon has been sitting out on the counter in the office's kitchen everyday for months. Why?
The boss uses it to stir the coffee he makes twice a day and refuses to wash it.