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15 Relatable Boss Memes

Which of These Bosses Have You Worked For?

We've all heard the saying that people quit bosses, not jobs.


But whether you've got a good boss, bad boss, toxic boss, or moderately incompetent boss, you can't go wrong by scrolling through some memes to remind yourself that you're not alone! We all deal with difficult bosses in our careers, and sometimes we are the difficult bosses. So why not learn to laugh at ourselves?

Check out these boss memes and let us know which ones of these bosses you've dealt with or are dealing with now!

15 Relatable Boss Memes

1. That boss who's more of a numbers person than a people person...

Most Interesting Man: I DON'T ALWAYS ASK MY EMPLOYEES HOW THEY ARE; BUT WHEN I DO, I WALK AWAY BEFORE THEY ANSWER

Don't take it personally, they're probably not being a jerk on purpose... but if you get the chance, try talking to them about their behavior and how it makes you feel. Open communication can help ease the tension.

2. That sexist boss who doesn't even realize he's sexist.

Distracted Boyfriend: Your idea repeated by a guy -- Your boss -- You when you said your idea

Few things hurt as much as not getting credit for your ideas. Especially when a guy literally just repeats it and runs away with the credit. Need help dealing with these kinds of microaggressions? We've got you covered.

3. The boss who has selective vision.

Sandra Bullock, Birdbox: Your boss when you're absolutely crushing it.

and....

YOUR BOSS WHEN YOU MAKE ONE SMALL MISTAKE

We all want to feel validated at work. Check out some of our tips from getting the validation you need from your boss and managing up.

4. The boss who's always saying no.

ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY ASK FOR A RAISE MEME

Who doesn't want more money? If you feel like you're not being paid what you're worth, but your boss isn't taking your subtle hints and/or has already outright rejected your request, check out these tips for making your case!

5. The boss who makes you so sick of work that you call out sick.

Wednesday Addams Meme: BOSS: THIS IS THE THIRD TIME YOU'VE CALLED OUT THIS WEEK. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? YOU: IT'S WEDNESDAY?

If you're feeling burnt out and look for any excuse not to go into work, it might be time to look for a new job or consider a career break.

6. That boss who has no concept of time.

Hide The Pain Harold Meme: WHEN YOUR BOSS ASKS YOU TO DO ONE LAST THING ON FRIDAY AT 5PM; "MY PLEASURE."

Nobody wants to be stuck at the office on Friday evening. Ever considered giving remote work a try?

7. The boss who doesn't really know what they're doing.

That Would Be Great Meme: IF YOU COULD DO THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT I ASKED FOR YESTERDAY WITHOUT ACKNOWLEDGING THAT I TOTALLY WASTED YOUR TIME... THAT'D BE GREAT.

Can't handle the frustration any more of working for someone who doesn't know what they're doing? Check out this chat.

8. The boss who doesn't know how to take responsibility.

To err is human, but to blame someone else for it shows management potential

Terrible but true. And just a bit #toxic.

9. The boss who thinks their time is more valuable than yours.

Waiting Skeleton  - You, now a skeleton, waiting for your boss "Don't start the meeting without me, I'll be there in 5 minutes."

If you like to argue technicalities, you might be quick to point out that your boss's time is likely more valuable than yours... but regardless of what their hourly rate is, constantly being late is seriously disrespectful. If your boss continually blows you off, you might be dealing with a toxic boss — learn how to deal with the situation here.

10. The annoying boss who's even more annoying when they're right.

Hard To Swallow Pills: When Your Jerk of a Boss's Feedback Is Actually Spot On

Bosses can drive us nuts, but just cause somebody's annoying doesn't mean you can't learn from them. It's all about mindset.

11. The boss who takes credit for your ideas.

Creepy Condescending Wonka: OH YOU THINK THAT'S A GREAT IDEA OF YOURS? I RECALL SUGGESTING THAT TO YOU LAST WEEK.

Just not cool.

12. The boss who's dealing with a lot more than you realized.

Johnny Depp a.k.a Jack Sparrow running away from angry warriors meme: When your boss goes on vacation and lists you as their point of contact in their away message.

It's easy to think your boss does nothing all day until they go on vacation and put you in charge...

13. The boss who doesn't realize they've got an anger management problem.

Chef Gordon Ramsey Meme: I'm Not Yelling At You

Constant yelling is another sign of a toxic boss. Learn what you can do to deal with the situation.

14. The boss who's always asking you to work overtime.

Meme of Woman Bending Over Backwards & Typing: When Your Boss Thanks You For Being Flexible

15. And finally, that boss who's supportive, inspiring, and super good at what they do.

love your boss meme - when you get a new boss and actually love them (The Sound of Music Meme)

It's fun to complain about bad bosses. But credit where credit is due — some bosses go above and beyond, and it's thanks to their mentorship that we learn, grow, and fall in love with our work. So here's to all the great bosses, who occasionally have not so great moments, because #wereonlyhuman. Thanks for all you do!


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