Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to share moments when their bosses or former employers acted wayyy too entitled. Here are some of their top responses, coupled with a few stories from Reddit that I couldn't help but include:
2."I worked for a major snack food company. I got a small cut on my knee infected by crawling around on dirty floors stocking snacks. My knee swelled up like a basketball in a matter of a couple of hours. My boss met me at the ER due to it being a work-related injury. He lectured me in the parking lot about breaking his years-long string of no workplace injuries and how his bonus will reflect it."
4."At one of my jobs, my boss and his wife shit talked me over Facebook because I refused to come in on my scheduled days off. They said my work ethic was lacking."
6."I’m a shift lead at a store in the mall that sells food. My boyfriend’s COVID test was positive and my baby was sick as well. I told my boss that quarantine was only 10 days and he told me that unless I was sick, I needed to come in. My test came back positive even though I had very minimal symptoms. My boss told me I should still consider coming in and message him every morning to let him know if I was symptomatic and we could all wear masks. I emailed corporate and am looking for another job."
8."I was suffering from a miscarriage and didn't want to say it out loud. So I texted my managers, saying I was really sick, and they told me that I needed to get my shift covered. ... No one would cover. My managers berated me and harassed me. Eventually I texted and said, 'I didn't feel like this was any of your business, and have been struggling to type or say this out loud, but I'm having a miscarriage and can't mentally or physically function.' I was met with an, 'Oh, so sorry. We'll figure out scheduling.' And then two minutes later, I received a screenshot of the conversation that was meant for the people who owned the coffee shop I worked at, along with the attached text: 'IDK, this is what she sent me. Think she's lying.'"
10."The company was having its annual audit and I started getting sick with really bad bronchitis. I was progressively getting worse throughout the day and my boss ignored it. My coworkers expressed concern for me because I couldn't stop coughing and my coughing was sounding worse and worse. Nope. My boss continued to ignore it. When my shift was over, I immediately went to urgent care and they said I had a serious infection and had I waited longer, I would have to be hospitalized. Thankfully that didn't happen and my doctor was furious on my behalf, so she gave me a note that kept me out of the office for 3 weeks."
12."I had a boss once who decided I wasn't a 'Christian' because I recorded a conversation on my phone as proof he wasn't being ethical. He then told me that my husband needed to reign me in and control me better. I should mention that we all went to church together and he was on the church's board of directors, so he had a direct say in my husband's job as well as mine."
14."My boss told me that I should make sure I plan family emergencies and funerals better so I wouldn't miss a mandatory meeting. This was after I had two deaths in my family within two months."
Now I need to know — what is the most infuriating thing your boss has ever done? Let us know in the comments.
Note: Some responses have been edited for length/clarity.