According to Gallup’s State of the American Manager research, half of all US workers have quit their jobs at some point in their careers to avoid their Bosses. (The numbers for employees in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa are comparable or even higher.)

Also, the r/ChoosingBeggars subreddit is full of cases that support this notion.

While some may find them humorous, employers must understand the value of treating their personnel fairly to create a positive and productive work environment. Having a poor superior may be mentally and emotionally draining.

#1 I quit my job last night, and it was nice to have the morning to prepare breakfast for the kids and take them to school. I’m out to look for a new opportunity; good luck to me.


#2 Boss Fired Me The Day Before My Dad Died. Since then, Reached Out Twice Asking For My Help Getting Into The (Corporate) Social Media Accounts I Managed. My Reply To Her Email From Last Week

#3 Greedy Bosses Make The Worst Sign

#4 My Friend M, Who’s An Artist, Was Asked By Her Boss To Paint Three Walls As Art Pieces And Called Her Cheeky When She Wanted Money For It

#5 I Work For USPS. Corporate Likes To Send Out Messages Almost Every Day To Carriers. This Was The Message Today

The following are the main red signs to look out for in a boss, according to the team at the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an organisation comprising of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs 45 and younger:

A one-size-fits-all approach to management;
Doesn’t lead by example;
Lack of empathy;
Focused on blame, rather than solutions and support;
Uses their team as pawns for their own success;
Lack of focus;
Takes credit for others’ work;
No respect for employees;
Little to no self-awareness;
A sense of entitlement rather than a sense of duty;
Expects all employees to be like them.


#6 This Boss Who Asked An Employee To Push Back Their Brother’s Birthday Plans

#7 Restaurant That Prides Itself On $3/Hr Pay Demands Customers Give Better Tips

#8 Put Your Hard-Earned Degree To Good Use… Manage A Team Of People And A Full-Time Workload As An Unpaid Volunteer!

#9 Manager Is Disappointed None Of The Talented Job Interviewees Have Sent A Thank You Email For The Interview

#10 My Boss Thinks I Should Skip Seeing My Probation Officer And Go To Jail So He Can Have A Day Off. Cause My Labor Is More Important Than My Freedom

#11 Shout Out The Worst Place I Ever Worked (Minimum Wage, Of Course)


#12 A Manager Begging For Volunteers After Half Of His Employees Leaving Because Of Low Salary

#13 Came Into Work This Morning To Find This Taped To The Wall. Boss Went On Tirade Against Me And Co-Worker Yesterday For Taking To Each Other With No Customers In The Store

#14 Great Low Paying Job With A Friendly Boss!

#15 Seriously?!

#16 Bar In New Zealand Advertises For Job – “Must Have Double-D Breast”

#17 Minimum Wage And An Awesome Boss

#18 My D**khead Former Boss Wanted Me To Put His Wife In My Short Film. I… Did Not. He Didn’t Like That Very Much

#19 Restaurant Forces Employees To Beg For Reviews Or They Will Be Fired

#20 2 Years Unpaid… In London… Oh And Another Year Of Work Once You’re Done

#21 Broke Boss Who Didn’t Pay Us For 4 Months Asking Us To Work On A New Project

#22 Dream Boss Alert! Mensa Member With OCD Wants To Pay You With Her Real Estate Broker Experience

#23 My Annual Performance Review. Well Done On Doing The Work Of Two People, We Want You To Continue Doing That As Well As A Few More “Ideas” We Want To Talk About, But Unfortunately We Can’t Give You So Much As A Penny More. (Management All Got 10% Raises And Bonuses)

#24 Looking For An Experienced Professional To Manage All Of Our Finances. Pay: $0!

#25 Semi Famous Rapper Hiring A Personal Assistant

#26 Wanted: Receptionist/Office Manager/Social Media Manager With A College Degree, Availability On Weekends And Holidays, And Willingness To Work With Abusive People And Vicious, Diseased And/Or Dead Animals. Pay: $8.50 An Hour

#27 $15 For A Nanny With Experience And Education? Good Luck!

#28 Want Content Manager With Multiple Years Of Experience, But We’ll Only Pay You Inr 10k ($122)