In honor of hard working citizens who deal with irrational bosses daily, Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, ran a contest asking for submissions of bad boss stories. The worst boss story award went to a woman from Kansas named Joan, who was demoted for planning a company outing to a baseball game that happened to fall on a day when it rained.
Although she planned it two months in advance, Joan's boss blamed her for purposely choosing the day because she knew it was going to rain. She was punished with a demotion from manager to assistant manager, pay-cut and all. Later, the boss requested that Joan organize the company picnic, and when she declined the boss told the board that she refused to take on the responsibility.
Do you have a worst boss story that rivals Joan's?