20 People Share The Exact Moment They Realized Their Boss Was Actually Just An Idiot

Published 2 years ago

You perhaps have heard the saying, “stop making stupid people famous.” But have you ever heard someone say, “stop making stupid people leaders”? Me neither, but I’ve found a t-shirt from amazon with this sentence printed on it. Ok, I admit that was a poor opening to the post. Never mind, let’s get straight to the point. Have you ever wondered how certain people got their jobs when they clearly didn’t have the qualifications required for the position? If you’re like most people, you probably have.

Some time ago, someone on Reddit asked fellow Internauts to share when they realized that their boss was just a moron who made more money than them. And many folks did. We have chosen some of the most interesting answers from the thread for your light entertainment. Do you have any similar stories to share? Go ahead and share them in the comments!

If you are interested in reading more about awful bosses, see our previous article here!

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When he told me instead of taking my new higher paying job I should just work more hours at my current one for him.


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When I created functions for similar procedures instead of copying & pasting the exact same code & modifying it in various spots throughout the program.

“What if we hire a developer that doesn’t know how to use functions?”
Then we shouldn’t have f*****g hired them.


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I write “: )” on papers I grade for a professor. He accused me of writing slurs in my native language even though it’s just a f*****g smiley face.


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Spends money on “fun events” instead of hiring people when we are understaffed severely.


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I had a boss once who refused to register to vote because she didn’t want jury duty and then got jury duty because that’s not the only way they pick. She ended up serving for a week.


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When she told me I should have no problem with this new task because “it’s not rocket scientist”. Also, she says “pacifically”. ?


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The time he got really b***hy/passive aggressive a few months after he hired me which finally boiled over when he got mad and said “I HIRED YOU BECUASE I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO RUN THIS COMPANY FOR ME!”

I’m a graphic designer by the way.


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Once I told my boss I was 1/3 done with the work I had to do
He said “well you better hurry the others said they has finishes 1/6 of the work”
He walked away and I just stared at him for a few seconds


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I told my boss since he wouldn’t listen to me we needed an industrial engineer to make our dept/machine more efficient. He said, “no way in hell are we bringing in an engineer.” 3 weeks later my company hired an engineer and when they came to our Dept the engineer asked him what he wanted to do differently he froze turned and said, “well let’s go talk to Themonkeymen he’s worked here a long time he knows what needs to be done.” … this boss makes at least double my salary if not more


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My manager told me to mop the breakroom floor. I did. She freaked out that it was slippery (two seconds after I was done).


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She has no idea about basic 101 things related to our industry that a fresh intern could demonstrate on the spot. Now, every job I do I have to explain from the beginning what it is, why we’re doing it and why it’s important. She nods, makes an “insightful” comment, then forgets it completely. I’m the only one on my team with actual experience in certain areas, and naturally have to do all the work in those areas. When it comes time for the credit, it’s a “team effort” where she led from the front.


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Dropped a ton of cash renting art from a museum’s art bank for our (decrepit Chinatown) office. Then didn’t have money to pay salaries.


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Asks me to do stuff that helps no one or makes nothing better. He has us doing stuff that he literally can’t explain why.


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My manager (*woman* who’s in nursing school) thought that women were pregnant for 12 months.


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I worked for a production company that never put a dollar into advertising our products.


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My boss thinks he is a programmer.

(SQL) He told me he did not like that I have one table that contains both active and inactive computers with a field that indicates activeinactive and told me (demanded) tha I should create 2 tables one for each computer state.


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When they wanted to charge $30 for 4 items and $70 for 8.


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Oh he straight up told me he didn’t know what he was doing and was glad I was hired so I could do all the complex stuff. Good guy to work for, he trusted me to do the very technical side and he took care of the simple projects and keeping idiot managers off my back.


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When they fired the woman who did HR (she wasn’t qualified for it, and had no training to do it so whatever), and I overheard the owner/boss have this conversation with a co-worker.

Boss: “So, what is HR anyway?”

Co-Worker: “Human Resources”

B: “Yeah, but, like, what do they do?”

CW: “Well, they take care of employee conflicts, deal with internal complaints, stuff like that”

B: “Well, we don’t need that. Besides, you can do that”

So now we don’t have HR, and bonus, the co-worker they were talking to deals with conflict by telling people to “fill out a hurt feelings report”. And yes, it is a family owned/operated business.


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He couldn’t do basic math while pretending to have a master. Couldn’t use Excel either…

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