Have you ever worked for an unethical boss?
All of them
I have not, and will not. If the boss turns out to be unethical, I would not only exit my job – sacrificing my "best interest" – but I would do whatever I could to expose, and get rid of them. No questions about it.
The CEO of the company was pretty unethical, however MY boss was one of the nicest, most patient and understanding ladies I have ever met in my life. I answered no.
I had a boss who just didnt care about their job (understandable) and then when they quit, the next boss thought everything she did was right. Which is fine, but numbers don't lie. Also, she was constantly trying to get me to do the math her way
But in math, the end result should be the same regardless of how you got there.. I didn't enjoy that.
Oh and a boss who used the company debit card like it was his own. Things like vet bills for his dog, paying his home electric bill, groceries etc. After an SEC audit it came to light and he had to answer for it.
Yep. The company did water/fire damage repairs. I'm a computer whizz so he had me falsifying/modifying the contractors invoices to justify the charges to the insurance companies. I was young (21), but when I realized the illegality I quit the job.
Ignorant but not unethical.
yes I quit within days
I used to work for the DoD so yeah...Yeah, I have.
Yes. I worked for an oil company.
not unethical just socially challenged
My boss hired a woman and kept hanging out with her then she got promoted to his assistant (they share an office) she had no skills but was suddenly able to sign checks and boss people around they were both married
After several years of pretending nothing was going on they both got divorced and now they live together but no ones allowed to talk about that. There is some rumors of company money being misused
Sounds like there needs to be a formal investigation.
I have worked for a pervey boss.
Anyone whose worked for someone that is paid by someone that makes and keeps millions of dollars per year may want to reconsider answering "no".
four words: my eigth grade principal
I love talking crap about my boss it makes me feel better
Nolan, a black guy now in his 50s. A meat manager in New Jersey. Would use old hamburger mixed with fresh. Would soak old slimy legs of lamb in bleach water. He was the worst I have ever worked with!!
As a CEO of a company, I never really have had a boss. I try to be fair to my employees and motivate them to treat each other fairly
Wake up...CEO split your bonus between your employees
Never really have had a boss? You started as a CEO? Why is that so hard to believe....
Wow. How dare you be successful! I forgot you're not allowed to keep your bonuses as success is and evil thing!
But really great job. Wish more Americans were like you
Yeah my job was rough. I had to wake up every day at 5:30, work until 4:30 , work overtime at home, large projects were common, and our only payment was a piece if paper with letters on it. Yeah, school was tough.
Yes, but I didn't realize it until he fired all the black employees (including me).
Mine is on CEO douchebags.
Was mother effed the first night. Had food thrown at me. I was told that's just the way he is. When I received third degree burns ( there was No first aid kit) and was told I had to finish my shift I knew it was time to go.
that sounds like a crud job
Of course! I was in the Army
Yes. He was absolutely craptastic. Lied to me from the first day that we met. Lied about me to corporate. Screwed me over when I got injured on the job. Dickhole, first class.
Worked for my aunt, taking care of my cousin and she told me to do his homework for him...
Yes, but not for long!
I work at FedEx which is full of racists, bigots, & homophobes. Especially my boss. He made it easy to walk away from a great job to become a stay at home Dad. FU former boss. I know the place is not the same without me.
My Mom and I both worked for same company at different locations. I worked 50 hour weeks. Mom worked about 25. Boss asked us to put my overtime in moms pay so that she didn't have to pay OT. We both told her no and got new jobs
Does my union boss count?
I was fired when I started asking why the union boss made 6 figures and nobody else made even half.
On top of this, everyone had to buy into bloated health insurance that he got a kickback from.
And people think unions are necessary. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!
Lazy & indecisive, but not unethical
My GM was asking me to sleep with him at 17; He was 23. I said no, but he kept pushing and saying that if I didn't consider it, I'd be fired. I started saying maybe and was able to hold on to the job I desperately needed. Never did sleep with him.
Note: I was too scared to tell anyone. Luckily, I kept all the messages, and got him fired based on them once I got the courage. I have a new wonderful manager now, and I'm very happy that the old one is gone.
Wow what a dirt bag! Glad you were able to win out on that one!
Thanks :) I'm glad I did, too.
Ethical boss is an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp
No, I mostly had good bosses (retired now). I voted yes, because of one exception - a nasty, manipulative woman.
The term "boss" has become negative, but they are people, just like the rest of us.
On two occasions: Dept Mgrs. who both ended up getting fired & 'blackballed' from the industries. One was actually fired by the owner of the corporation who was visiting the plant; the other by Regional Mgr.
I am a dental hygienist and had a working interview at an office that appalled me. I was shocked at how dirty and unkempt their office was. As a patient, we should ALWAYS ask for a tour of any medical office we are members of!!
Had one that made me drive a roustabout 2 ton truck w/ no CDL for a year
I had one pay me in cash to avoid taxes.
The Tea Partiers wouldn't call that unethical. They'd call him a Patriot!!!
Hmmm that's funny because the guy was an Obama fundraiser during the '08 election. Nice attempt to take a political swipe though.
That's funny that a big time Obama supporter would be avoiding taxes. Gotta love it
Yea this was on top if the fact that he was verbally abusive to his employees. Not a fun boss
As much as I hate my boss, I wouldn't call her unethical. Just bad.
Stupid and illogical yes, unethical no
My boss at the bank was lazy but charismatic so he got promotion after promotion. He would go to lunch and wouldn't come back for hours, if at all. He bragged to the bankers that he would take naps in his car. He's regional mgr. now.
Great clips, they keep bad employees bc they can give a haircut (very bad ones) in 8 minutes. Fast food of hair salons, ya never know what you're going to end up with.
I guess that would depend on the definition of unethical. I've worked for bosses who care more about their bottom line than the people working for them, which can lead to unethical decisions in regards to company policy.
My dad's most recent ex-boss immediately comes to mind though. the man owned an auto body shop and would cut corners wherever he could to save money, even if it put the mechanics in danger. Glad the family finally convinced him to find a new job.
If you consider openly cheating on your wife with several subordinates while being a deacon at a local church unethical, then yes. Yes I have worked for such.
Yup... One who embezzled over $9 million (just that they KNOW of!) in federal funds and grants, created shell corporations for his online charter school.
Coincidentally I was "laid off" only 2 days after discovering this fact & asking my supervisor
... about the diverted funds. They're in jail now, in large part due to the deposition I gave to the FBI. Shouldn'ta fired me dude.. (Or embezzled, for that matter!)
Good for you. I became a whistleblower couple weeks ago there's something very unsafe where I work. So I turned it in.
Does my mother count?
I work for the Federal Government. 'Nuff said.
Ditto. The 'Peter Principle' in action!
Do my parents qualify as a sort of "boss"?
If you know what's best for you :)
Aren't they all. Haven't met a good one yet.
That's unfortunate bc there are some really good ones out there! While I've had my share of unethical managers I've also had some very ethical strong managers that I enjoyed working for.