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Wednesday February 21st 2018



America’s Worst Bosses 2013

eBossWatch, the leading career resource that enables people to anonymously rate their bosses and evaluate potential employers, today published the fifth annual list of America’s Worst Bosses.

The 2013 America’s Worst Bosses list includes a former mayor, five restaurant managers, eight law enforcement officers and officials, two fire department bosses, and a church bishop.

To date, the 2013 America’s Worst Bosses have cost their employers over $52 million in monetary damages and lawsuit settlement payments.  Of this amount, the 33 bad bosses in the public sector have cost their respective taxpayers over $21 million.

California, with eight bosses, is the state with the highest number of bad bosses on this year’s list. New York has five bosses on the 2013 America’s Worst Bosses list, while New Jersey, Texas, and Washington each have three of the nation’s worst bosses.

The managers who made this year’s list of America’s Worst Bosses were named in workplace lawsuits filed by their employees or were accused of workplace harassment and/or sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and/or creating a hostile work environment.

America's Worst Bosses

The eBossWatch panel of workplace experts who selected and ranked the worst bosses from across the country includes includes:

  • Linnda Durre, Ph.D., a psychotherapist, business consultant, corporate trainer, national speaker, columnist, and author of Surviving the Toxic Workplace.
  • Kevin Kennemer, MA,  founder of The People Group, writer of The Chief People Officer blog, great workplace consultant and speaker. Kennemer assists companies on their journey to create great workplaces where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, a workplace bullying subject matter expert; founder of Civility Partners, a training and consulting firm focused on building positive workplaces; an international speaker; and author of BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work.
  • Erica Pinsky, M.Sc. CHRP, a Respectful Workplace Solutions Expert, speaker, trainer, consultant, and author of the highly acclaimed book Road to Respect: Path to Profit, which is filled with engaging stories, powerful insights and concrete strategies for achieving sustainable success in today’s highly challenging and diverse business environment.
  • Marilyn Veincentotzs, an organizational consultant, speaker, advocate, and author of How Organizations Empower Bully Bosses.


America’s Worst Bosses 2013


Boss Organization Location
1 Bob Filner City of San Diego San Diego, CA
2 Derek May Four Amigos Travel and Top Dog Travel Largo, FL
3 Raphael Olivo New York City Department of Correction Rikers Island, NY
4 Fred Fuller Fred Fuller Oil Company Hudson, NH
5 Maurice Wightman Simmons Institute of Funeral Service Syracuse, NY
6 Samy Bouzaglo and Amy Bouzaglo Amy’s Baking Company Scottsdale, AZ
7 Artur Zbozien Mangia 57 New York, NY
8 Bob Delaney St. Clair County Belleville, IL
9 Dr. Josef Fischer and Paul Levy Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
10 Ed Eiswerth Peachtree City Fire Department Peachtree City, GA
11 Bill Latham Kroger Texas L.P. Plano, TX
12 Dr. Gerald Berke UCLA Los Angeles, CA
13 Larry Wippert Jr. National Food Corp. Lind, WA
14 Sgt. Randy Hoffmaster Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Van Nuys, CA
15 Sheriff Johnny Hatter Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Livingston, AL
16 Tomi Peck Sophia Police Department Sophia, WV
17 Christine Qualls Help at Home, Inc. Hillsboro, MO
18 Kostantinos Raptis, Nikolaos Raptis and Andrew Xenos Angelo’s Pizza & Grill Rouses Point, NY
19 Mauricio Gaytan The Spud Seller Inc. Monte Vista, CO
20 Sue Padilla Doña Ana County Las Cruces, NM
21 Willie Lovett Savannah Chatham Police Department Savannah, GA
22 Joe Shannon Tarrant County Fort Worth, TX
23 Dr. Eric Frykman Riverside County Riverside, CA
24 Ed Prieto Yolo County Sheriff’s Department Woodland, CA
25 Qemal Alimi New Pine Ridge restaurant Merrill, WI
26 Bill Burston UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
27 Lavonette Bartley and John Knight Alabama State University Montgomery, AL
28 Michael Brandmeyer Lincoln Public School District Lincoln, MA
29 Derek Lewis City of Port Allen Port Allen, LA
30 Larry Dominick Town of Cicero Cicero, IL
31 Rodney Weaver D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation Washington, DC
32 Tom Gillam III Jefferson County Port Arthur, TX
33 Abel Perez, Kevin Regan and Laura Bauernseind City of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
34 Bill Bundesen The 101 Casino Petaluma, CA
35 Lt. Keith Myers Orange Township Fire Department Orange Township, OH
36 Wayne Johnson and Julio Esquivel ASARCO Sahuarita, AZ
37 Bishop Kevin Wright Word of Faith International Christian Center Jackson, MS
38 Ethelda Burke Tukwila School District Tukwila, WA
39 Fred White Northwestern High School Flint, MI
40 Charles Woodyard Chicago Housing Authority Chicago, IL
41 Bill Christensen Littleton Police Department Littleton, CO
42 Charles Chuck Wolfe Boh Bros. Construction Co. New Orleans, LA
43 George Batsides and Peter Scholz University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Newark, NJ
44 Jim Ackles Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility Mount Pleasant, IA
45 Paul Bendinskas ABC Cake Shop & Bakery Albuquerque, NM
46 Carlos Resendez U.S. Coast Guard Cape May, NJ
47 David Sherma Buena Borough Police Department Buena, NJ
48 Mark Bonilla Hempstead Town Hempstead, NY
49 Ralph Bowers City of Fruitland Park Fruitland Park, FL
50 Sgt. Peter Foster Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Los Angeles, CA


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