Most of us have one, a boss. Most of us hopefully like our bosses, however there are also many of us who do not. We were chatting away at Friday drinks and decided it would be great to find out and share stories of the meanest bosses in the world. Worst case, it will make some people feel better and appreciate the bosses they currently have!
After reading a multitude of sordid tales of abuse, murder and theft inflicted by employers on poor, hapless employees, we had a vote and ended up with the following top 5 short list of the meanest bosses across the globe.
Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud – Boss that killed his loyal employee
The top five has to include this guy, Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud – a Saudi Prince with a mean streak longer than the Missisippi River. His servant Bandar Adulaziz was savagely beaten in an elevator only a few weeks before his battered body was found deceased in his room.
The closet gay prince (homosexuality is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia) bit, punched and abused his servant until he died from multiple injuries.
bitch model assaults her housekeeper in a fit of rage
Naomi Campbell pleaded guilty to assaulting her former maid, Ana Scolavino in 2006. As we dug deeper into her past, it became apparent that Naomi has a tendency to attack her employees by throwing cell phones at them.
As Naomi obviously has an anger problem, we would not recommend either working for her, or lending her your phone.
Giving employee donates organ to boss and then is fired
In this particularly chilling tale, Long Island woman Debbie Stevens is hired and later convinced to part with one of her kidneys, in an act of kindness to her boss. After undergoing the organ donor surgery, her boss thanks her by first demoting her, then harassing her and eventually firing her for taking too much time off while trying to recuperate from complications experienced after the potentially life threatening procedure. Jackie Brucis is definitely one of the meanest and most selfish bosses we have ever heard of!
Boss forced employees to tatoo his birthday on their necks
Not only did Alex Campbell force some of his employees to tatoo their bodies against their will, he was such a meanie pants that he beat them, took away their passports and visas and beat and punished them if they disobeyed him.
Alex was eventually convicted by a jury for his crimes in just over two hours.
Managers lock employees inside workplace
Be glad you don’t work back in the early 1900′s. In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York caught on fire killing 146 employees. The worst thing about this incident was the fact that many lives could have been saved had it not been for the fact that they were locked into their workplace by their cruel bosses who were more focussed on profits than employee safety or wellbeing.
Not only were both men eventually acquitted, one of them, Max Blanck, was later convicted for locking the doors again in another of his factories. The punishment? He was fined $20. This seems ridiculous even when you consider it was back in 1913.
Hopefully reading these stories helps you to realise that although your boss may not be the easiest person to get along with at times, they also are not likely as mean and despicable as the shocking characters described above.Spare a thought for those who are locked in, tatooed, ducking flying cell phones and getting beaten up or even murdered. Fortunately in today’s modern society, most countries have laws in place to help protect the safety and well being of employees in the work place.
If, however, you have a serious complaint or concern regarding the safety or well being of yourself or another employee or are not sure whether you have just cause for a formal complaint, contact your local Employee Tribunal.
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