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19th Aug '17 4:08:26 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* Roy Mustang from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.

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%%* * Roy Mustang from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' treats Ed in a pretty crappy fashion (reminding him repeatedly that Ed became a "Dog Of The Military" by his own choice and, boo-hoo, that means he needs to take orders), including trying to blow him up sky-high when Ed chooses one-on-one combat for his yearly Alchemist test. Oddly enough, considering Roy's bosses (who are the ones who ordered such things as the ''genocide'' of Iztlavan) and the fact that he's enough of AFatherToHisMen that some of them decide to help him with his underground rebellion, he's a comparative subversion.



%%* Need we mention the cube farm boss lady from ''Film/{{Wanted}}''?

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%%* %% Need we mention the cube farm boss lady from ''Film/{{Wanted}}''?''Film/{{Wanted}}''? However much she may be right about Wesley not being productive, she is an absolute get-in-your-face-and-bark type of bully.



* Les Grossman from ''Film/TropicThunder'' is probably even worse than Marty Wolff.

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* Les Grossman from ''Film/TropicThunder'' is probably even worse than Marty Wolff.Wolff (if nothing else but the fact that the higher censure rating allows him to perform flat-out sexual harassment to his employees... and there is also the fact that he tells a ''drug lord'' to literally go fuck himself so he will hopefully kill Tug Speedman, because he has stopped being a productive actor and thus not worth paying ransom for).



%%* Creator/DavidHasselhoff's character in ''Film/{{Click}}''. He's also a StupidBoss.

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%%* * Creator/DavidHasselhoff's character in ''Film/{{Click}}''.''Film/{{Click}}'' forces Adam Sandler's character to deliver him an office design (that will take about a year or so to make from scratch) in a couple of weeks, if he wants to remain employed. He's also a StupidBoss.



* Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris in ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', is his life purpose to make the lives of his cadets (latter officers) as miserable as possible, of course this mistreatment often ends causing him LaserGuidedKarma punishment at the end of each movie.

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* Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris in ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', is his life life's purpose to make the lives of his cadets (latter officers) as miserable as possible, of course this mistreatment often ends causing him LaserGuidedKarma punishment at the end of each movie.



%%* The announcer in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.

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%%* * The announcer in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. She [[PlayingBothSides actively manipulates both BLU and RED's mercenary crews into constantly trying to kill each other]] because, as long as she maintains control of both companies, she is by all means and purposes the owner of a large chunk of ''the world''.



%%* Hopper from Disney & ''Creator/{{Pixar}}'' ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''

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%%* * Hopper from Disney & ''Creator/{{Pixar}}'' ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', who has no problem putting the members of his circus into little-practiced (and so highly lethal) death-defying stunts for the sake of having an audience.
15th Jul '17 6:31:08 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Zeff, Sanji's mentor in ''Manga/OnePiece'', has the reputation of one, barking orders at his cooks like a DrillSergeantNasty and using harsh punishments when they mess up. (Whenever Sanji got a recipe wrong and botched it, Zeff made him ''eat it''.) He refuses to hire female cooks or waitresses because he forbids abuse of women, but does not show favoritism to employees (if he hired one, he'd have to treat her the same way, which he will not). Thing is, ''it works''. It's the biggest reason Sanji has been a success and Zeff's place is popular.
8th Jul '17 3:01:23 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Any time where [[{{Jerkass}} Mr. Cat]] is given the job of being someone else's boss, he fits the trope.
12th May '17 7:14:17 AM Andyroid
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]

* In ''TabletopGame/ChezGeek'', you may get stuck with a "Bad Boss" card that increases the amount of Slack Points you need to win the game.
-->'''Flavor Text:''' "When it's ''your'' funeral, you can have a day off."

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16th Apr '17 12:36:02 PM LadyJaneGrey
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The Mean Boss is related to the PointyHairedBoss. He's certainly given the higher-ups every reason to have confidence in him. He's competent, knows what he's doing, and keeps his workers motivated. It's the way that he keeps them motivated that's the problem. He'll yell at you for being a minute late, give you mountains of work the night before it's due, have a heart attack any time you even suggest that you might deserve a raise for all your hard work, and nearly rip your head off [[HairTriggerTemper at the drop of a hat]]. Often a SirSwearsALot, assuming the medium is R-Rated (or the equivalent). He may be a money-grubber, egocentric, or just plain ornery. Very often played for laughs.

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The Mean Boss is related to the PointyHairedBoss. He's certainly given the higher-ups every reason to have confidence in him. He's competent, knows what he's doing, and keeps his workers motivated. It's the way that he keeps them motivated that's the problem. He'll yell at you for being a minute late, give you mountains of work the night before it's due, have a heart attack any time you even suggest that you might deserve a raise for all your hard work, and nearly rip your head off [[HairTriggerTemper at the drop of a hat]]. Often Might [[CigarChomper smoke big, smelly cigars]], and is often a SirSwearsALot, assuming the medium is R-Rated (or the equivalent). He may be a money-grubber, egocentric, or just plain ornery. Very often played for laughs.
11th Apr '17 7:45:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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The Mean Boss is related to the PointyHairedBoss. He's certainly given the higher-ups every reason to have confidence in him. He's competent, knows what he's doing, and keeps his workers motivated. It's the way that he keeps them motivated that's the problem. He'll yell at you for being a minute late, give you mountains of work the night before it's due, have a heart attack any time you even suggest that you might deserve a raise for all your hard work, and nearly rip your head off at the drop of a hat. He may be a money-grubber, egocentric, or just plain ornery. Very often played for laughs.

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The Mean Boss is related to the PointyHairedBoss. He's certainly given the higher-ups every reason to have confidence in him. He's competent, knows what he's doing, and keeps his workers motivated. It's the way that he keeps them motivated that's the problem. He'll yell at you for being a minute late, give you mountains of work the night before it's due, have a heart attack any time you even suggest that you might deserve a raise for all your hard work, and nearly rip your head off [[HairTriggerTemper at the drop of a hat.hat]]. Often a SirSwearsALot, assuming the medium is R-Rated (or the equivalent). He may be a money-grubber, egocentric, or just plain ornery. Very often played for laughs.
7th Apr '17 5:37:39 PM WillKeaton
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* Franchise/SpiderMan: J. Jonah Jameson shouts at Peter Parker every second, complains when he brings no pictures, whines when he brings pictures in which Spider-Man looks good, underpays him and fires him every time he gets angry.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:

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* Franchise/SpiderMan: ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': J. Jonah Jameson shouts at Peter Parker every second, complains when he brings no pictures, whines when he brings pictures in which Spider-Man looks good, underpays him and fires him every time he gets angry.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':



** Hermes Conrad, while not actually the CEO of Planet Express is a beaureaucrat who is sometimes shown to have executive powers such as managing employee wages and on occasion, firing people. However he is shown to be very mean and abusive towards Zoidberg as Hermes frequently deducts Zoidberg's paychecks for no reasons and often calls him "ya filthy crab", which is considered to be a racist slur as Zoidberg is a decapodian with crab and lobster like features

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** Hermes Conrad, while not actually the CEO of Planet Express is a beaureaucrat who is sometimes shown to have executive powers such as managing employee wages and on occasion, firing people. However he is shown to be very mean and abusive towards Zoidberg as Hermes frequently deducts Zoidberg's paychecks for no reasons and often calls him "ya filthy crab", which is considered to be a racist slur as Zoidberg is a decapodian with crab and lobster like featuresfeatures.
7th Apr '17 5:35:10 PM WillKeaton
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* In one ''ComicStrips/{{Peanuts}}'' arc, Peppermint Patty and Marcie got jobs as golf caddies, and had to deal with the Caddie Master, a mean kid whose first reaction to them was, "Hey, you guys are girls!". However, as mean as he was, he didn't count on Patty being ''meaner''...

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* In one ''ComicStrips/{{Peanuts}}'' arc, Peppermint Patty and Marcie got jobs as golf caddies, and had to deal with the Caddie Master, a mean kid whose first reaction to them was, "Hey, you guys are girls!". girls!" However, as mean as he was, he didn't count on Patty being ''meaner''...
7th Apr '17 5:34:46 PM WillKeaton
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* The {{Jerkass}} who ends up [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnIjgw5A-iI in an unpleasant hell in a popular "Got Milk?" commercial]].

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* The {{Jerkass}} who ends up [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnIjgw5A-iI in an unpleasant hell in a popular "Got Milk?" commercial]].
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7th Apr '17 10:01:25 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In one ''ComicStrips/{{Peanuts}}'' arc, Peppermint Patty and Marcie got jobs as golf caddies, and had to deal with the Caddie Master, a mean kid whose first reaction to them was, "Hey, you guys are girls!". However, as mean as he was, he didn't count on Patty being ''meaner''...
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