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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.

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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

 

For more information about eBossWatch or about the America’s Worst Bosses list, please contact us at contact@ebosswatch.com.

America’s Worst Bosses 2013
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  • concernedDad

    (1), one, a single, neutral review and a link to some article lands someone on Americas Worst Bosses list? Rather rivetting conclusions from this gaggle of scienticians. This list smacks of libel suit

  • scottsdalebubbe

    Why are you listing Sue Padilla of Dona Ana County? She was the complainant, not the defendant. Big mistake on your part. You should change it at once.

  • morganite

    Listing Fred White as a one of the Worst Bosses of 2013 is really unfair to him for a few reasons:
    1. He has been retired for 3 years now.
    2. The allegations against him were very questionable and the person filing against him isn’t very credible based on those who know or have been around her.
    This is a newspaper quote from a school board member who was privy to the information in the case…Flint School Board member David Davenport said he didn’t think the district should have settled the lawsuit.“I disagreed with the settlement,” Davenport said. “I think we as a district should have fought it.”
    Davenport said the evidence in the case would have exonerated the district of any wrongdoing if it would have went to trial.
    He goes on to comment further in the comment section;
    “Wow this is clearly a case of consensual sex between the two by the record, so now one gets mad and says over a period of months, that they will gather up evidence and then scream sexual harassment, why not scream when it first happened not months later, (Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmm).
    There are just to many questionable circumstances, that happened between the two before the claim existed, that went unanswered, by the plaintiff.”
    3.I can say from personal experience that he is really a good boss to work under and he has done a lot of good through his efforts at work in his community. Affected a lot of people in a positive way. he may not be perfect, but he certainly shouldn’t be considered for “America’s Worst Boss.”

    PEOPLE SHOULD REALLY DO THEIR RESEARCH AND FIND OUT THE REAL TRUTH BEFORE TRYING TO DAMAGE A PERSONS REPUTATION BY INCLUDING THEM ON A LIST SUCH AS THIS.

  • whathappenedtofreedomofspeech

    I just posted in regards to a person who I believe is unfairly on this list and my comments are no longer on this site. Is it because I posted opinions that painted a different story that the one being portrayed on this list? Wow…What happened to freedom of speech?

  • whathappenedtofreedomofspeech

    two comments, two denials. I’m starting to think you only want to hear your own comments.

  • Bob

    Worst of all – Barry Soetoro.

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