Many years ago, during a different lifetime, I met one of the worst people in the world. Well, maybe he didn’t rise to the level of foreign dictators who visited genocide upon their countries. But he was certainly one of the worst people I’ve known personally.
He was a kinda-sorta co-worker, who was hired as a supervisor. During the early days I had very little interaction with him. He worked in a different department, and I only really saw him during meetings.
But those meetings were memorable… Almost without fail he’d get whipped into a frenzy, his face would turn blood-red, and he’d be screaming like a maniac. He was a supervisor, and would take on managers and directors, and be breathtakingly disrespectful. How in God’s name did he get away with it??
Whenever he walked into a room, there was instant tension. He had one setting: confrontational. Nobody wanted to deal with him, because they didn’t want to get sucked into some crackpot yelling session. I steered completely clear, for the same reason. He was like a schoolyard bully.
And here’s the baffling part: he kept getting promoted. They loved his passion, I was told. But it wasn’t passion, I knew, it was a mental disorder. The guy needed to be playing Connect Four in a wacky shack, not climbing the corporate ladder.
As he amassed more and more power he surrounded himself with people who were just like him. He had two or three deputies who were the same kinds of pricks. All of them were impossible, and they made life in that office unbearable. How could upper management not see the damage that was being done?
Eventually he rose to a level where he had some power over me, which was not good. I am laid-back and even-keeled, which assholes like him perceive as weak. My direct boss was the same way, and this guy made it clear he would get rid of both of us as soon as possible. He wanted ball-busters in every position.
He was finally fired (people were celebrating like they’d just kicked a goal against Manchester United), but not before he’d ruined a lot of careers, and engineered hundreds and hundreds of terrible days at work. He was the closest thing to evil I think I’ve ever personally encountered. Is it wrong to hope he came down with tip o’ the dick cancer?
Who is the worst person you’ve ever met? What name jumps immediately to mind? Please tell us about him or her in the comments section below.
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you have to be talking about my last boss, who was also a minister on weekends
Yeah, the worst boss I ever had was a minister. Holier than thou prick never liked my independent thinking. And get this; he fired me then replaced me with a tall blonde with a beautiful smile and big tits and no knowledge of the job whatsoever ! Go figure….. Pretty sure he will rot in Hell.
John Smith says
Would you have her phone number?
The guy that you describe sounds almost identical to an ex coworker of mine.He was incompetent and compensated with arrogance and bullying. He was universally disliked and the butt of half of the office jokes and still managed to get constantly promoted. He managed to do this through several different companies. I can’t say he is the most evil person that I have ever met, but your description fits him exactly.
Billy Joel says
You worked with Bob Hyatt, too? What a coincidence!
Eugene B. Sims says
Was this the same red, puffed up toad that I worked for too?
“tip o’ the dick cancer” Heh! Too funny! Thanks for the laugh snort!
Stephanie C says
My ex-boyfriend. An abusive, con-artist and (I learned later on…) a pedophile, just for good measure! This waste of skin and oxygen has ruined so many lives and caused anguish and years of therapy for so many that tip o’ the dick cancer would be too good for him. He moves from state to state once he has taken full advantage and then been “found out” yet again and will never amount to anything more than a bad memory for anyone. He is now the problem of (I believe?) johnthebasket’s fair state of Washington.
Did I mention that he is a teacher?
Sounds like a bad guy; sorry for your pain. We have a few pedophile teachers, but to my knowledge, most of them are in the Big House. Our judiciary just doesn’t cotton to them, and county prosecutors get extra points for adjudicating them in the crotchal region. But psychopaths can be charmers, and sometimes it takes a while to catch them. At least he’s far from you.
Lucie in Tampa says
Sounds like my ex stalker Tim Komlody. I wish I knew where the crazy, screaming, son-of-a- bitch was at (he STILL calls saying he is in my yard watching me & pretending to be Satan. I wish him tip -O’- the dick cancer and /or a mental instution.
Stephanie C says
Yeah, at least I know where my ex-maniac is. Not that it helps since he has never completely left me alone, either. He’s not worth the cost of an order of protection though since he is afraid of his own shadow (and rightfully so, since there are so many people looking for him). I received three emails in the past two months from folks asking me if I knew where he was so they could recoup their losses and/or press charges. I have been ignoring his annoyances for years but, since he wants to keep reminding me he is out there and wants attention so badly, I gave these folks his new work place information, phone number and email address and told them to go for it. Karma will catch up with him if I have anything to say about it. Funny, but… I have not heard from him since I started giving out his information. Go figure.
Ozzie Bucco says
This is a tough one. I’ve worked with so many mean fucks and shitheads that it’s hard to narrow it down to a select few.
I had a boss of my boss whose default emotion was anger. He called he into his office one day about something I’d prepared, and tore it apart. I dumped it back on my boss who told me to do it this way. He was going on and on. I sat there itching my eye with my middle finger. I didn’t give a shit anymore. I outlasted the prick, who was fired because of his lack of leadership skills.
The cake topper was my stepmother. A meaner person did not exist. She played games, like trying to divide and conquer me and my siblings against each other. We were too smart and tight-knit for that to happen. So she would move herself and my father to another location and not tell anyone. Then she’d wear out her welcome in the new place, and they’d come back. Then she’d alienate everyone again, and they would move again. They lost money with each move. My father died with less than $3,000 to his name.
She died before my father, and at her funeral service, they asked if anyone would like to speak, and they got crickets. Not a word by anyone.
All of the evil assholes I have ever encountered are fundamentalist preachers or youth ministers, or named Woody Allen.
This sounds cliche but my mother in law is honestly the most evil person I have ever met. She is mean, nasty, hurtful. Pathological liar, manipulative, no remorse for anything she does. She has all of the traits of a sociopath. Tells her kids she never loved them, said she didn’t want to be a grandmother when our daughter was born. We cut her out of our lives about 2 years ago. Even my husband knows she is a witch. Our lives are so much better without her.
I missed my bully boss when I had to deal with a badger boss.
A co-worker I’ve dubbed “Hoof”. Laziest piece of bull shitting artist ever. With gut turning habits. And numerous self inflicted medical problems. She’s about 5 foot one and easily pushing 300 pounds. Parks in handicap because (as she’s puffing away on her 8th cigarette of the morning) she has COPD. Was once caught at her desk picking dirt out of her toenails (hence the HOOF reference). You can just tell, this one is waiting to slip and fall or somehow hurt herself on company property so she can clean up in a huge law suit. I can tolerate a lot of shit in the business world but bringing Fat Fuckery to a whole new level just does it for me.
She has slipped many times only to bounce back up like a weeble. It’s a medical condition known as weeblelitude, it affects many people in this country and one fat fuck in Saudi Arabia. It’s cure is anti-ham. Ham that actually burns calories but tasts like horse anus. Horsnus for short, or Sarah Jessica Preakness for the industry term.
Lmao thanks for making Mr laugh about the fat fuck
I think I too may have worked for that guy. It was a good day when I finally quit.
The organization that hired him eventualyl got tired of his antics and sent him packing. He had a reputation in the undustry adn couldn’t get hired for a long time. He might be somewhere else now, but I don’t care to find out.
My job now (not in corrections) brings me into contact with a lot of folks who are often thought of as rather unsavory. I regularly take care of people who are junkies, murderers (confessed and convicted), and drug dealers. Very often they are surprisingly pleasant and likeable. But I still wouldn’t invite them to watch my kids.
The only time I’ve ever really had a problem was with a convicted child molester. I managed to meet the minimum standards of care, but I had to concentrate.
And that’s why I never ask convicts what they were convicted for, nor do I look up their offences. It’s easier not to know.
Booger P and the DTs says
Nobody comes to mind when you say worst person. That probably means that I am the worst person that I have ever met.
OMG – was his first name Joe and was it in Georgia? I had a boss just like that 20 years ago and he would do exactly the same thing. Soon no one else but me would dare go to him with bad news (something which happens in any IT department). He never blew up at me personally but just screamed in outrage, face turning red, banging his fists on the table, and making us all want to leave the room or perhaps call 911. I was always so embarrassed for him because other than these bouts, he was the nicest guy. Eventually he was fired from the company but not before I had moved to another department and some laid-back Southern bosses.
However, since others have commented on this trend, perhaps it is more widely spread than we think. We couldn’t ALL have worked for him, could we have?
The disease that my friends and I always wished upon evil people was called “head of the cock and nuts cancer”. It didn’t affect the shaft for some reason.
Oh and Jeff, this line had me in tears: “The guy needed to be playing Connect Four in a wacky shack, not climbing the corporate ladder.” – EXCELLENT!
Yeah that cracked me up too.
Having just recently escaped from The Worst Project Team Ever, I’d like to name some names, but won’t because like Jeff I am easy-going and even-keeled. Which is, in fact, a sign of weakness in the corporate world – a true sucky fact of life.
JTB – what you say about psychopaths having the potential to be charming? Utterly true. Nobody purposely falls in love with one, but it happens all the time. Dreadful sucky fact #2.
Most evil person I’ve ever met? Could be that girl in our neighborhood growing up who would only play with certain kids if the ‘good’ friends weren’t around. And if one became available while she was hanging with the second string? You know which one got benched. She’d be in her early 50’s by now, and I’m guessing is a high-powered exec someplace with people skills like that.
Stephanie C says
tiff – Regarding dreadfully sucky fact #2…Indeed. I have a Mensa-level IQ (I’m not bragging, just stating that stupid can happen to anyone) but this guy totally sucked me in nevertheless. Was a polyglot, had an answer for everything if something seemed off or suspicious, charming, etc. He’s been at it for 30+ years now so he has become a master at the con. Awful excuse for a human being, this one. I am waiting for karma to catch up with him once and for all and give him a taste of his own medicine.
Does that make me a terrible person? 🙁
Never steph. You’re a great person and Dont let anyone make you think different
Stephanie C says
Thank you, madz1962!
hot fuzz says
I’ve got any number of a handful of horrible people. I’ll have to think about the worst.
Probably Herbie Nunn.
My best friend sold herbie a pipe bomb in high school (not smart, I know) Herbie showed it to a science teacher. My friend and herbie got expelled. I managed to avoid that mess.
Herbie stole my girlfriend then stole her virginity then promptly stopped calling her. Herbie went to prison as a sex offender.
Smash cut to 20 years later and my friend from high school is dating him. He’s an alcoholic but she defends him. He nearly kills her and his daughter before turkey day last year and is now waiting for a trial in texas for felony assault.
Fuck that guy.
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Why do these maniacs get promoted? Because it is always safer to own the pit bull than live next door to one. Top bosses love to play the nice guy and then behind close doors they rile the pit bull up and sic them on the sheeple. I treat the evil vp/promoters with just as much contempt as the evil managers.
As for most evil I lived next door to a true dirt bag: ex-con whi was a wife, mother and child abuser. The trifecta of family abuse.
I have a few “worst people.” The pair that make the best story is two guys, both named Ron.
This is two separate incidents at two separate companies, maybe seven or eight years apart, yet they are oddly similar. Both stories go like this: I’m working at a small non-internet tech company with the title Senior Systems Engineer. The company is sort of plodding along, not doing as well as the owner would like. The owner hires Ron as a VP. Ron is going to be a real rainmaker; he’s going to straighten things out, turn the place around, and get us on the right track. Ron is ex-military and a real ballbuster, nay, a downright prick, and very religious. He causes a lot of grief while accomplishing none of the good that was supposed to have resulted from the grief. He drives out a lot of good people and eventually gets canned himself.
WB in OH says
I guess I’m lucky, nobody really comes to mind. I’ve had to deal with some a-holes from time to time but I’ve never been stuck in a long term deal.
This one creep we had went from lead to manager and was sexually harassing and touching his whole way up the ladder. Married guy with buggy eyes and long fingernails and breath that could knock a buzzard off a shit wagon. He finally got fired when a victim of his heard he was about to become director and she came forward. And then the rest of the victims were named and contacted. Irrefutable creepitude and a four week investigation. Good riddance.