Have you ever heard someone say, “stop making stupid people leaders”? I found a t-shirt with this sentence printed on it. That was a poor opening to the post. Let’s get straight to the point. Have you ever wondered how certain people get jobs when they don’t have the qualifications required? You probably have if you are like most people.
Internauts were asked to share when they realized that their boss was a moron who made more money than them. Many people did. Some of the most interesting answers from the thread have been chosen. Do you have any similar stories? Share them in the comments.
I should work more hours for him because he told me not to take the higher-paying job.
I changed the code in various spots throughout the program when I created functions for similar procedures.
“What if we hire a developer that doesn’t know how to use functions?” We should not have hired them.
I write “: )” on papers I grade for a professor. He accused me of writing things in my native language that were offensive.
When we are understaffed, spend money on fun events.
I once had a boss 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 served for a week.
She told me that the new task was not a rocket scientist. Also, she says “pacifically”. ?
The time he got really b***hy/passive-aggressive a few months after he hired me finally boiled over when he got mad and said “I HIRED YOU BECAUSE I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO RUN THIS COMPANY FOR ME!”
I am a graphic designer.
I told my boss I was one-third done with the work. He said “well you better hurry the others said they have finished 1/6 of the work” I stared at him for a few seconds after he walked away.
I told my boss that we needed an industrial engineer to make our machine more efficient. He said, “no way in hell are we bringing in an engineer.” 3 weeks after my company hired an engineer, the engineer came to our department and asked him what he wanted to do differently. he 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
I was told to clean the breakroom floor. I did. Two seconds after I finished, she freaked out that it was slippery.
She doesn’t know that a fresh intern can demonstrate the basics of our industry on the spot. I have to explain from the beginning why we are doing it and why it is important. She makes a remark and forgets it completely. I have experience in certain areas and have to do all the work in those areas. It is a team effort where she led from the front.
We rented art from the art bank at the museum for a ton of cash. Couldn’t afford to pay salaries.
I’m asked to do stuff that doesn’t help anyone or make anything better. He can’t explain why he has us doing stuff.
My manager thought that the women were pregnant for 12 months.
I worked for a production company that didn’t spend a dime on advertising.
My boss thinks he’s a programmer.
He told me that he didn’t like the fact that I have one table that contains both active and inactive computers, and that I should create two tables for each computer state.
They wanted to charge $30 for 4 items and $70 for 8.
He told me that he didn’t know what he was doing and that he was glad I was hired so I could do all the complex stuff. He was a good guy to work for, he trusted me to do the technical work, and he took care of the simple projects.
The owner/boss had a conversation with a co-worker when they fired the woman who did HR.
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”
The co-worker told people to fill out a hurt feelings report because they didn’t have HR. It is a family-owned business.
He couldn’t do basic math while pretending to have a master’s. Couldn’t use it either.