Worst Bosses of 2010

job interview You may think your boss is bad, but at least he/she didn't try to run over you with a truck, put body fluid in your coffee cup or tell you "No honey, no money" to get you to exchange sexual favors for your paycheck. All these heinous stunts and more can be found on eBoss Watch's list of "America's Worst Bosses of 2010."

Actors Steven Seagal and Casey Affleck are on the list at numbers 46 and 73, respectively. Former Congressman Eric Massa is the highest ranking public figure, coming in fourth. The rest of the 100-strong list is made up of both male and female professionals, managers, business owners and government officials from across the country.

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They were named among the worst bosses in America by a panel of workplace experts, on behalf of eBossWatch.com, a website that enables people to anonymously rate their bosses, and posts news clips of lawsuits filed against people abusing their authority.

Some have been publicly accused of actions so vile we can't even print them. Here are 10 bosses that caught our attention with their corresponding eBossWatch.com ranking:

1. Eddie Burns

Fire-Rescue Chief, Dallas, Texas

He's No. 1 on the list for costing the city of Dallas $1.4 million to settle lawsuits filed by female employees claiming that he allowed atrocious behavior on his watch, "because you're a woman." A female plaintiff alleged she found male body fluid in a coffee cup and smeared across a photo of her daughter, urine on the carpet by her bed and various other acts of sexual harassment.

The plaintiffs alleged that when they complained to their supervisors about the hostile incidents, they were mostly ignored and often suffered retaliation.

2. Samuel Blackwell

Greyhound, Richmond, Va.

Blackwell is on the list for getting his employer, Greyhound, sued for sexual harassment, retaliation, negligent supervision, and infliction of emotional distress. A female employee claims he continuously sexually harassed her, and invited her to go with him to a private company dorm room to "give him a little" in exchange for increasing her hours and not firing her. Another supervisor suggested the plaintiff go into the room with the boss in order to be caught in the act.

Apparently things got way out of hand before the supervisor was able unlock the door and catch him. Both the boss and the plaintiff were eventually fired.

4. Rep. Eric Massa

Congressman (D-N.Y.)

Massa resigned after being investigated by the House ethics committee for several sexual harassment complaints that he groped at least two male aides and sexually propositioned young male staffers and interns. Massa, who is married with two children, admitted in an interview with Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck that he did grope a male aide, but he denied that it was sexual.

Massa said, "Now they're saying I groped a male staffer. Yeah, I did. Not only did I grope him, I tickled him until he couldn't't breathe and then four guys jumped on top of me."

He admitted his behavior was wrong, and told Beck, "I should never have allowed myself to be as familiar with my staff as I was."

5. Justin Murdock

Dole Food Co. heir, Los Angeles

The billionaire senior vice president of Investments at Castle & Cooke and CEO of NovaRx, was accused of sexual harassment by a director of corporate development who claims he did all sorts of vile deeds, including forcing her to open a Facebook account for him under the name "Cobra McJingleballs," which was filled with graphic images including a minstrel-show actor in black face and an old black-and-white photo of men dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes; telling her, "You look like a whore"; and threatening her life, saying, "If NovaRx fails, I'll put you at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in concrete boots."

6. Paul Zatko

Chrysler, Perrysburg, Ohio

He allegedly used racial slurs for his employees and is accused of telling an African American employee that he was going to get a rope that would ''leave burn marks around my neck.'' The employee was told it was "shop talk" or "just a joke," but he found no humor in it, and is suing Chrysler LLC for race discrimination, harassment and retaliation at the company's Toledo Machining Plant.

7. Andre Chreky

Celebrity hairstylist, Washington, D.C.

The owner of the upscale Andre Chreky Salon Spa, located just blocks from the White House -- whose whose clientele has included Laura Bush and the Bush twins as well as many of D.C.'s elite -- is being accused of sexual harassment by two former employees. He has also filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Among the complaints is that he forcibly shoved an employee into a chair and demanded oral sex. Chreky was ordered to pay $3.2 million in damages for that one. More claims accuse Chreky of repeatedly making similar demands of another employee, and nine employees have sworn they witnessed this.

Chreky maintains his innocence and worked out a deal to keep the salon open during bankruptcy proceedings.

20. Danette Adams

New Jersey Department of Public Works manager, Englewood, N.J.

She's the highest ranking female boss on the list. Police charged the African American supervisor with attempted assault for allegedly trying to run over a white male employee who had filed a lawsuit against the city accusing Adams of racial discrimination. The suit claims that Adams created a hostile work environment where she allegedly referred to the white men who she supervised as "pet dogs" and snapped her fingers and yelled "Come here, white boy, come here, white boy."

23. Dionisios Linardos

Owner, Apollo Restaurant, Lynn, Mass.

The 66-year-old is being charged with sexual harassment, indecent assault and battery of a 21-year-old female employee of the restaurant. Linardos allegedly demanded sex from her in order to receive her paycheck, proclaiming, "no honey, no money." She also claims that Linardos made repeated sexual advances toward her, including touching her buttocks and brushing up against her breast.

steven seagal46. Steven Seagal

Actor, Los Angeles

He allegedly demanded sexual favors from a 23-year-old former model who was hired as an executive assistant. According to court documents, she "was told that the job involved standard clerical functions as the executive assistant for Steven Seagal and his production company." But on her first work-related trip with Seagal to New Orleans, she claims that Seagal asked her for a "massage" and then proceeded to grope her.

She also claims Seagal had been "keeping two young female Russian 'attendants' on staff who were available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

The charges filed against Seagal and his production company, Steamroller Productions, include sexual harassment, illegal trafficking of females for sex, retaliation, wrongful termination, and false representations about employment.

73. Casey Affleck

Actor/producer, Los Angeles

The younger brother of Ben Affleck reached an out-of-court settlement with two women who accused him of sexual harassment, although his attorney called their claims "preposterous and without merit."

A female producer claimed she was denied her producing fee on a documentary about Joaquin Phoenix after she refused to spend the night in a hotel room with Affleck.

Her charges include that Affleck repeatedly referred to women as "cows"; and he discussed his sexual exploits and those of other celebrities that he allegedly witnessed.

Although financial terms of the settlement are being kept confidential, the producer and a female cinematographer had demanded $2 million and $2.25 million, respectively.

Asher Adelman, founder of eBossWatch, said, "It is shocking to think that people have had to endure such extreme cases of workplace bullying in order to bring home a paycheck. Hopefully, the America's Worst Bosses list will help demonstrate the importance for managers to cultivate a positive, healthy, and productive work environment for their employees."

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Anton Angel Zacchara

I am sick and tierd of all these woman accusing men of sexual harrasment, when you are youn hot and come to work in tight cloths and a mini skirt you are asking for it and probily like the attention. Woman want it equal then shut your moth and know your roal.

May 19 2011 at 2:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

well now, these bums need some jail time on top of financial penalties. surprised at the number of minorities involved in these rape like activities.

May 19 2011 at 12:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You hit the nail on the head, Good luch to you and lets get someone in the white house that will bring our troops home and spend that money here in the usa. It would be far cheaper to spend more money on our boarders and homeland security than fighting a war that can not be won over in some Godless country where they hate the USA.
we destroyed the infastructure of irac with our bombing and what did we get out of it? 5000 of our young men dead. These prowd men could work our boarders and get rid of the drugs coming from mexico.
maybe its time for Ron Paul ?

May 19 2011 at 11:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The worst bosses i ever heard to include is the generals of the Phillipines

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February 25 2011 at 2:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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February 10 2011 at 3:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I just read Sheriff Arpaio's comments. Sheriff, you have a strong backbone to withstand the treachery of the Obama administration. Lawsuits cost money and a tremendous amount of time and aggravation.I voted for him but did not have access to many of the viciously anti-White comments that have been reproduced from his books.They were a shocker.Secondly, as a retired person I was horrified that his Health Reform bill will reduce payments to Medicare Advantage Plans. I worked at low wages(teacher) for many years in the knowledge that I would have good health benefits.Now after years of suffering under horrible conditions I am told that the benefits I worked for are being reduced so that Welfare recipients and other lazy persons can have full and equal benefits. I think that County Hospitals ,Clinics and other health providers can do an adequate job dispensing medical help. These medical institutions involve long waiting times and not glamorous facilities, but still provide needed help. At private hospitals I have seen gang members and many unemployed patients getting the same quality care as paying clients and that is not fair. No decent person wants to see people be denied help, but now all of us have long waits in emergency rooms. Unless the person is in dire condition, they should be transferred to county facilities. If we need to build and fund more such facilities that is fine. But those of us who have worked for many years should not have our care reduced. Third, Obama's foreign affairs is an embarassment of weakness. His attitude towards Israel shows our country can not be counted on to defend our "friends". The WIKILEAKS has uncovered what most of us already knew regarding our relationship with the Saudis. The policy of outright lies and attempts at brainwashing the public against the dangers of Islamic radicals has been outed.

December 22 2010 at 9:55 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to sheila's comment

You hit the nail on the head, Good luch to you and lets get someone in the white house that will bring our troops home and spend that money here in the usa. It would be far cheaper to spend more money on our boarders and homeland security than fighting a war that can not be won over in some Godless country where they hate the USA.
we destroyed the infastructure of irac with our bombing and what did we get out of it? 5000 of our young men dead. These prowd men could work our boarders and get rid of the drugs coming from mexico.
maybe its time for Ron Paul ?

May 19 2011 at 11:57 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply


December 22 2010 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
George j. etlinger

Segal is a laughing stock(police officer,my ass. he is a fat pompus ass.hope he goes to jail,within one day his name will be stephanie.bud over steph. he it cums!!!!!!

December 22 2010 at 8:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That's right its ok for Joe to not fallow the law his self, and to not give you your civi rights. If you would just take a trip to mexacali and see how meany people cross the boarder each month to get there SSI checks for the kids, that were born in the USA. and then move back to mexico, yes you and i aew supporting them. So i guees if thats ok then its ok for ole Joe to brake fed Laws, think it over

December 22 2010 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Have anything to say to that?

December 22 2010 at 6:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Hunter's comment

Well all I can say is you have wonderful commen sense parents.REAL AMERICANS.You are probably getting influenced by the leftist media news channels or the company you keep.I.E. your friends.Just my guess.Get ALL the ILLEGALS of EVERY RACE out of this country NOW.My parents came to this great country LEGALLY.Get in line like everyone else ILLEGALS.

December 22 2010 at 9:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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