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Tons of people hate their jobs and super shitty bosses are a big reason why. Whether their bosses are mean, unfair, or simply a target to channel their own life's frustrations, we can all agree they can make your life a living hell.

These 12 bosses, however, took things to the next level by asking their employees to do unethical or straight up ILLEGAL acts while on the job. At least we can be thankful our bosses didn't make make us choose between minimum wage or jail time.

1. PureFingClass explains why night shifts suck worse than you imagine.

Worked the night shift at a shady motel. Was overlooking the security cameras and spotted a guy breaking into a truck. I called the cops. While on the phone with them, I witnessed the owner of the truck confront the man. The man got all stabby with the owner and got him pretty good in the gut. Stabby takes off so I go out to render aid to the owner of the truck while the authorities came. Once the paramedics took over I called my boss who tells me not to give the cops any testimony or access to the cameras. I did the opposite of this, because my boss was a major asshole anyway.

2. Legend017 shares the unexpected dark side of furniture delivery.

I used to deliver furniture. I wasn't asked to do something just unethical, it was straight illegal. We were regularly asked to do deliveries well beyond the time the DOT said we were allowed to be in the truck. I finally printed off several copies of the laws and would hand them to the managers anytime they asked.

I found out after I left they had the new crew work something like a 37 hour shift. Driving a box truck. They're lucky no one ever died.

3. Ganglebot probably dodged a bullet.

At a job interview I was asked, "How would you rate your comfort level with breaking the law?". I said, "I don't know - 1, zero - whatever the lowest option is. I'm not going to do it." That was the end of the interview.

4. mikevanatta hates nepotism and so should you.

Worked at a gas station in college. The manager was the son of the owner and basically got to come and go as he pleased. He had it pretty good. The store was open 6am-11pm. He would stroll in around 8-9am and take care of a few things. Most days, he was out the door by 1pm at the latest. 

Then his dad sold the store. He stayed on as the manager but he suddenly had new rules he was expected to follow. He had to drive around town twice a day and report the gas prices from a half dozen other stations in the area (which he never did and always forged). He was expected to work 50 hours a week and, when new ownership found out he was barely working half as much, they made him start clocking in and out despite being a salaried employee. 

Well that lasted maybe two days and he started forging his timecard. He would come in around 8am, leave at noon, and come back at like 6-7pm just to punch out. That lasted maybe a week and then he started asking employees to commit his timecard fraud for him. He would have someone clock him in around 6am when the store opened, and he would call the store around 5-6pm every day and ask someone to clock him out.

Looking back on it, I'm more bothered about it now than I was at the time. I didn't even realize I could have easily been fired for helping him commit fraud like that.

5. krystyana420 -- emergency roadside salesperson.

Not really unethical, but when I was a call receiver for AAA emergency roadside service we had a script we had to read for every call. In this script, it would offer 'suggestions' based on what type of service was being requested. Need a tire change, we were made to offer to bring you to a local mechanic to sell you new tires. 

I would frequently get a talking to because my call times were 'too short'. I am sorry, I thought these people were calling because they are broke down somewhere and need emergency service, not a fucking sales spiel. Especially when they started the call with "My cell is about to die, please help"

I quit 2 weeks shy of a year. That was a stressful environment.

6. UncleWray has an area manager with the worst ideas.

I'm GM at a restaurant and was asked by my area manager to purposely short people's hours in order to make sure we come in on labour costs. Hard no from me, and if I find out that it has been done anyway I will be reporting it to the operations director. 

Never mess with anyone's money

7. thedeliberative had a shittier internship than you.

I was doing an unpaid internship at an international organization in Geneva. My immediate boss was asking me to write 8-10,000 word reports on very narrow topics with specific guidelines. This was a bit odd given other interns were being asked to do much broader work, or work that fitted into upcoming or emerging projects. 

I quite quickly realized that my reports were going to be used as chapters in her PhD (she was doing a part-time PhD for quite a few years). 

Once I worked this out, I refused to write the reports in the style she wanted, and asked for either broader topics or to see the project into which it was being integrated. This led to her threatening my position, me going to her boss and reporting her, and eventually a shitty workplace environment for several months.

Ironically, this was at the ILO.

8. Madamecoco had the most creative, scammy boss.

Photoshop tires of a tractor (one tire is worth about 3000€) so they look demolished and the boss could get a second set of tires for free.

9. frerky5 shares what seems to be a recurring theme.

Lie to customers to lure them into what was basically a scam.

The job was "technical customer support", we were supposed to help people with real problems, turned more and more into a sales job with the problemsolving being an important sidenote.

"Oh the phone you received doesn't work? Well I'm sorry, here, have this crap that will cost you money after a month for free. No I don't have time to solve your issue Sir, I have another customer. Please try turning it off and on again. Bye."

10. beardingmesoftly tells a fun tale of justice being served.

Sell a $1500 furnace (installation included) for $5000 to a old lady because she'll never know she's being ripped off. 

Funny side note, that guy is in jail for money laundering and embezzlement now.

11. vividlyvisceral shows us that cancer jeans are a thing.

Worked in clothing retail. Some of our jeans were found to contain carcinogenic dye, and we had to box them up and put them in the back room until we could send them away. No problem. We put away like, four, maybe five boxes.

Almost a year goes by and those jeans are still out there. Finally head office sends through a list of instructions on how to label them in order to send them away. Thing is, the instructions are really sketchy. They weren't sent using the official HO email, and they explicitly tell us not to inform the delivery driver what is in the boxes, that we can't use the usual delivery labels we use, and not to write anything about 'RECALL' or 'HAZARD' or anything of the sort on the box.

Anyway, delivery driver rocks up and he immediately knows what's up because we aren't using the labels we're meant to be using. He tells us he can't take the boxes, and we say fine. We're casuals. The boxes sit there a bit longer and our area administrator gets on us to force the delivery guy to take the boxes.

I do a little research. Carcinogenic jeans aren't meant to be transported in the regular delivery truck, our company has got to pay for a different service because they're classed as hazardous material. The company wanted to save money on the products they'd already lost money on by sending it through the regular delivery channels.

Eventually the area administrator had to come in and pick them up himself. I wish I had told the delivery driver so he could've reported the company to his company.

12. bl1y should give the head of the department an F.

I teach a college class that's part of the core curriculum and where you're required to get at least a C (73%) to pass. If you get a C- or D, you have to retake the class.

The head of the department told us that if a student is getting a C- or D we should just go ahead and give them an F to avoid dealing with them asking to have their grade adjusted up to a C.