Wednesday, August 01, 2007

My Bad Boss Contest

Have You ever had a boss who treats you like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell does non-corporate-approved legislation? Dick Cheney does the Constitution? Geoge W. Bush does multi-syllabic terms?

You know the type. It could be a CEO who spends hooks himself up with the $6,000 shower curtain while suppressing your wages or a self-loathing middle management sort who likes to read your emails and listen to your phone calls. Well, we cannot provide you with extraordinary rendition, but there's at least something we at Working America can do to ease the pain.

Send you on an all-expenses paid vacation.

Yes, don't adjust your trusty bifocals. You read that correctly. Due to popular demand, Working America, the 1.6 million member community affiliate of the AFL-CIO--who represent ordinary Americans without a union on the job or George W. Bush's daddy's "resources"--has launced its second annual "My Bad Boss Contest." Enter the contest and win, and Working America will try and ease you pain by sending you to one of 500 locales throughout the world. And all we ask, for you to enter this contest, is something most of you have been telling your friends over dinner or a drink for years now.

A good story. About a bad boss.

We want to hear the worst one you've got, as we're assuming you probably have more than one. That's right, you tell us about the person who's made your life a living hell, and if you're the top vote-getter, we will send you away somewhere to enjoy a cool breeze on the beach or gaze at a historical treasure. Even George W. Bush can participate, as that Cheney guy seems like a pretty crappy boss to report to.

So what are you waiting for? Send in your stories so our panel of celebrity judges can review them, and let's expose bad bosses for the truly bad guys they are.

Disclosure: I am lucky enough to be sponsored by Working America, who toils every day to improve the lives of hard-working Americans.


At 9:30 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

My boss is the BESTEST EVER!!!!

At 10:04 AM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...


At 2:46 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I once had a boss who literally pushed me down, right there in the store where I worked.

Unfortunately, it was so long ago, and I was so young and afraid of my own shadow at that time, that it didn't occur to me to report him to anyone as I picked myself up off the floor.

I was such a wuss then.

At 8:04 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

Wow, you were a wuss?
I had a boss who suggested I should abort my second child instead of leaving him " with imbeciles" that he had hired. I quit that very second, leaving him with the imbeciles he hired. The business went bankrupt shortly after that, because he couldn't figure out how I was balancing his books. Apparently he was such a moron he couldn't add two and two together.

At 12:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to work for a Lt. Commander when I was in the Coast Guard, what a prick. He used to say, "I'll back you 100%, until there is a problem. Then your on your own". I thought he was joking, then one day when I used my "Petty Officer initiative" and the situation when south he lived up to his word.

When it came time to re-enlist and I opted not to, he got all pissed off and ask me why?

At 12:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I broke my bosses nose, and spit on him while he was on the ground. He never filed charges. I was 16. I don't think he was willing to tell the story to anybody...

At 12:17 AM, Anonymous squiddy said...

I had a painting job when I got out of college. I was the only employee besides my boss.
Once I got stung on the soft of the neck by a wasp that had gotten irritated by the fumes near its nest, and my boss told me to suck it up.
But the day I decided to quit was when we were painting indoors, and he flat-out refused to let me open any windows to dissipate the paint fumes because he preferred the air conditioning. (!) Can you say dain bramage?

At 2:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was sixteen and working for a donut shop during the busiest part of the season, my hands got splashed by fryer grease causing second-degree burns.

My boss (who was also an almost-famous high school football coach) told me to just run it under some cold water, suck it up and get back to work.

His wife once intimated I was homosexual when I was complaining about the clueless girls they hired that were not doing their work (leaving me with double the load).

When working at one of his franchise stores, the manager there refused to fire a mentally-challenged (not 'retarded', just an idiot) guy who threatened me with a butcher knife and bike chain in the store itself.

Evil Kumquat

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