Bosses From Hell

They don't want to be your friend. You don't want to be their enemy

Having a mean, stupid boss is part of the fun of working. It's what bonds you to your fellow employees, even your fellow Americans. Who wants to be the guy at the bar who pipes up with "Actually, my boss brings me a bear claw and a mochachino every morning"?

In the days of real industrial titans like Henry Clay Frick, recalcitrant employees could simply be killed, as they were by Frick's actions during the Homestead strike. Or spied on in their homes, as they were by Henry Ford. What good is having power if you can't abuse it?

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