This is a thread for sharing stories about really bad bosses you may have had the misfortune to work with.
The worst boss I ever had (a long time ago) was unable to take any professional suggestions or criticism, taking everything personally and resorting to shouting and ranting as a preferred method of communication if he felt a discussion wasn’t going his way.
He had no interest in his paying customers as people, often going into both public and private arguments with them which were just embarrassing. He treated them as inconveniences who needed to be stamped down and made to toe the line.
Generally he treated everyone with a total lack of respect whilst demanding absolute loyalty himself and felt that he should never be questioned or have to explain himself.
I’ve worked for a lot of bosses over the years and been a boss myself for several more, but this guy’s lack of professionalism was just astounding. I guess recently I’ve been remembering him, don’t know why as it was many, many years ago.
What are your worst boss ever stories?