Once again, we’re amazed by what you can find out online about the happenings at companies around the world.
The Web site YouThinkYourBossIsBad.co.uk names the worst managers in the United Kingdom.
OK, so it only lists them by first name.
The worst male bosses were named John, Steve, Paul, Alan, Chris, David, Michael, Simon, Barry and Andrew. For women it’s Anne, Catherine, Debbie, Linda, Jane, Elizabeth, Fiona, Andrea, Pamela and Michelle.
The Web site also collects horror stories about these bad bosses. Some examples include bosses who:
- called a personal assistant in the UK from a U.S. hotel, asking her to book a table — at the U.S. hotel
- dictated a letter while urinating
- asked an employee to research a colonic as a present for his wife, and
- told a worker to deliver to him a peeled orange at the same time every day.
The site says 51% of respondents say they’ve quit a job because of a bad boss and 40% have witnessed workplace bullying.